A 23-year-old male asked:
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my 15 year, cousin, says that he can feel his pulse in navels when he presses it? is it normal, he doesn't smoke and is always excersising

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Dr. Eric Stansby
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
Probably normal: If you cousin is thin and in good shape it is possible to palpate (feel) the pulses of the aorta.
Answered on Dec 9, 2012
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Dr. Michael Curren
13 years experience Cardiology
Abdominal aorta: He is probably feeling the pulse over his abdominal aorta, which can sometimes be felt in thin people.
Answered on Jan 4, 2013

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