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A 20-year-old female asked:

i can feel a strong pulse in both legs 2-3" above my ankles while lying in a supine position. what could be causing this? it's doesn't seem right...

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Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Not sure but that: is usually not a problem. And s trong pulses are good in young people, or young athletes especially. If you see veins starting to pop out, that would not be normal. Or cold feet compared to the ankles, or pain or blue coloring on the skin. Those are symptoms of arterial occlusion and/or blockage. But do not worry and monitor it for those symptoms.
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Heart Throb.: It's perfect. The cause is from the heart pumping blood from the heart, down through the arterial tree. You feel the surging volume as it passes near an area that you can palpate. There is another location directly on the top of the foot as well in the wrist area. Have fun.

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