A member asked:

When i lay down i can feel my pulse on the left side of my naval.i can see it as well. when upright i do not feel/see it. 37 y/o f. 120lbs 5"5. aaa?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay answered

Specializes in Hospital-based practice

Not sensitive.: Many people can feel their navel pulse; it is insufficient to say (or diagnose) an aortic aneurysm. Even doctors doing a physical exam (to measure the "width" of the pulse) can over- or underestimate the size of the aorta. AAA is common in families, smokers. The easiest screening test is an abdominal ultrasound. For someone of your size, it shouldn't be a problem. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime. GL.

Answered 3/22/2020



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