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A 23-year-old male asked:

My 15 year old cousin can sometimes feel his pulse in his upper stomach, just in the center , below the heart, is it normal?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Yes : It is common to feel your pulse over your abdominal aorta, especially in thin individuals.
Dr. Joseph Cohen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Not usually: However it may be normal the best thing to do is see your doctor.

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Last updated Jul 13, 2014

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