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A 17-year-old female asked:

Is a pulse in your stomach normal? it is in sink with my heart beat and i can feel it when i out my hand over my stomach. i'm thin, 17 and female

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Aorta: You are feeling the pulsation of the aorta which is the largest artery in the body and because you're young and slender, there probably is no pathology. An aneurysm is the usual concern in an adult, but if you have continued concerns consult your physician who will check for this and also make sure your blood pressure is not elevated.

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Last updated May 28, 2016

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