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A 49-year-old member asked:

whats it means if you can feel your heart beat in your stomach?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Heart beat: If you have a large liver or distended abdoment the pulsations generated by cardiac contraction might be conducted noticeably to the abdomen and felt.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to feel your heart to beat in your stomach?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Yes: Yes you can. It is just a transmitted sound that can be felt in the stomach. Sometimes aneurysms can cause pulsations in the stomach- and that should not be ignored.
A male asked:

What do you think it is when you have a heartbeat type of thing in you stomec area.Its nit normal.I can push down on my stomach and feel somthing beating like a heart, I realy want to know.?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Abdominal Aorta: You are most likely feeling the abdominal aorta which is the largest artery in the body. Your blood is pumped out from your heart into the thoracic aorta which turns into the abdominal aorta as it passes thru the diaphragm just behind your stomach. This is what you are feeling, the pulsation of this large artery we call the aorta. It is felt in thin people.
A 19-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when you can feel a heart beat in your stomach?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
May be normal findin: If you are thin and lying down, it could be possible to see/feel the pulsation of your aorta in your abdomen. If you are obese, this would be more difficult to see. I assume you are 19?...It would be extremely unusual for a 19 y.O to have an aneurysm...But this would be the most important finding to rule out...This can be done by a physical exam...Or an ultrasound , or a ct scan ..
San Diego, CA
A 18-year-old female asked:

Heart beating within the stomach not just when lying down (as other doctors suggest ) but also standing up with additional bloating(often) ?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Get examined: Go to your doc and get examined. Put your mind at ease.
A 19-year-old female asked:

It feels like I have bubbles in my stomach and it also feels like a heart beat in my stomach what is it ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
# of things: It could be any number of things. If it persists, you should contact your family doctor.

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