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What does it mean if the top of my tummy pulses and i can see it and i'm not a really thin person i'm an average size 12 :-)?

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Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Pulse: Despite your body type, this is still most likely pulsing from the abdominal aorta (large vessel carrying blood below the diaphragm) and is normal. I quick physical exam would confirm this.

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