A 21-year-old female asked:
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is it normal for your stomach to feel hard and to be able to see your heartbeat?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
No: A distented stomach is not normal. It could be something more benign like gassy distention, however other possibilities include an illeus or bowel obstruction. Would get checked if you are hurting or if problem persists.
Answered on Dec 24, 2014

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