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Doctor insights on: Pulse In Abdomen On Left Sight Near Belly Button

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Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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I'm 5' 8'' and 109 lbs. When I lay down I can see my belly pulsing to the left of my belly button. Is this something I should be concerned about?

Depends: For your height you are underweight. If your weight been like this foe several years, I would not be concerned. It is your abdominal aorta which is pulsating, which is normal. It will be beneficial to get a sonogram of that area to see the size of your aorta. If you are losing weight, I am definitely concerned. ...Read more

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I have been getting this weird pulse above my belly button and I am getting a bit worried. I am a 22 year old female. 165 pounds. I also have horrible back pains mostly on the left side of my shoulder going down my back.

I have been getting this weird pulse above my belly button and I am getting a bit worried. I am a 22 year old female. 165 pounds. I also have horrible back pains mostly on the left side of my shoulder going down my back.

See a doc!: "Horrible pain" that lasts for more than a day or so, needs to be checked (and sometimes sooner than that!) Feeling a pulse in your abdomen, can be normal, but it can also be a sign of an aortic aneurysm (unlikely at your age, but not impossible). Because of the pain and the pulsing sensation, you should get seen pretty quickly (this week), but immediately if your pain returns. ...Read more

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Is this something to worry about when I'm having a pulse on my left side and there's a lump or bulge on my left side? Right beside my belly button.

Is this something to worry about when I'm having a pulse on my left side and there's a lump or bulge on my left side? Right beside my belly button.

Possible Aorta: If you are quite slender, it is quite common to feel a tubular mass with a pulse, which is the descending aorta lying just anterior to your vertebrae. If it is enlarging, or you have an extremely flexible joints, it is advised that you be evaluated for an aortic aneurysm. ...Read more

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I have a pulsing sensation on the left side of my belly button. It's not constant and could be described as a tiny baby kick! What could this be?

I have a pulsing sensation on the left side of my belly button. It's not constant and could be described as a tiny baby kick! What could this be?

Fasciculations: Twitching, which is an abnormal firing of muscles, is the common term for fasciculations. The sensation of your abdomen twitching can be very annoying but no cause for alarm or fear. It could be the result of anxiety, stress, dehydration and/or mineral imbalance. Make sure you are getting enough fluids and adequate amounts of magnesium and potassium. ...Read more

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A few days ago my aortic pulse in my stomach became very strong when lying down. Mostly on the left of my belly button. Should I be worried?

A few days ago my aortic pulse in my stomach became very strong when lying down. Mostly on the left of my belly button. Should I be worried?

The aorta: Traverses on the left side of your belly bottom in normal individuals. At your age it is unlikely that you have any pathological issues however this cannot be evaluated over the internet. Make an appointment with a health care provider for an examination and testing if indicated. ...Read more

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What would cause swollen neck nodes, some in deep cervical and groin are hard and fixed, hard knot to left of belly button with pulse, knot in lrq?

Enlarged lymph: Nodes can be caused by infection, inflammatory conditions, or malignancy--many different causes. If these masses are truly lymph nodes and are hard and fixed as you describe them, they sound like real problems. You should be seen by a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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My 18 year old son was having some stomach pain while working out (xc) and the coach sent him to see the school's physical therapist. The pt noticed that my son had a strong heart pulse left of the belly button and suggested that he see a doctor for a po

My 18 year old son was having some stomach pain while working out (xc) and the coach sent him to see the school's physical therapist.  The pt noticed that my son had a strong heart pulse left of the belly button and suggested that he see a doctor for a po

Get checked out: Depending on a persons body build, the aorta may be easily felt. A simple test may be an ultrasound to evaluate the size of the aorta or to look for problems, such as an aortic dissection (tear in the lining of the aorta). Better to get it checked and find nothing wrong rather than ignoring it and worrying. ...Read more

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I'm having low back pain, nausea, light-headed, and I feel a quick pulsing heartbeat on the left side by my belly button, my legs feel kinda sore-?

I'm having low back pain, nausea, light-headed, and I feel a quick pulsing heartbeat on the left side by my belly button, my legs feel kinda sore-?

Uncertain: You will need an evaluation. The pulse could be from the aorta. You have too many symptoms and this is waht your physican will evaluate this ...Read more

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I am female, 30, and 123 lbs and 5'5". I feel a thick-like "tube" down my abdomen and to left of belt button with strong pulse. Is it aorta and norm?

I am female, 30, and 123 lbs and 5'5". I feel a thick-like "tube" down my abdomen and to left of belt button with strong pulse. Is it aorta and norm?

Normal aorta: Hi. The aorta is the largest artery in the body. Unless overweight/obese (which you're NOT), it is very easy to feel. Stay healthy! Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the pulsing in abdomen, kinda like baby kicking. To the right of belly button, lower right pelvis, and also just below right ribs/about 1 mo.

What is the pulsing in abdomen, kinda like baby kicking. To the right of belly button, lower right pelvis, and also just below right ribs/about 1 mo.

Abdominal aorta: You are most likely describing your abdominal aorta. The abdominal aorta is the largest artery in the body and in thin people be often normally palpable and felt to pulsate. If concerned, and you just started noticing it, let you dr. Know, and an ultrasound of the abdomen is non-invasive and can evaluate your aorta. ...Read more

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Severe pain above belly button when pressing on can feel strong pulse, had abdominal ultrasound 2 yrs ago, gas maybe, ulcur?

Severe pain above belly button when pressing on can feel strong pulse, had abdominal ultrasound 2 yrs ago, gas maybe, ulcur?

Belly button pain: First question is what is your body type? If you are thin, the abdominal aorta can be easily felt and is pulsatile, but should not necessarily cause pain. Have you had abdominal surgeries in the past such as your gallbladder removed? This is generally done through small incisions, one being near your belly button. As to the other causes of pain, it could be muscle wall pain, unlikely ulcer, etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you feel a pulse above your belly button?

What does it mean if you feel a pulse above your belly button?

The Aorta: Can often be felt in thin individuals pulsating above the umbilicus, especially when pressing downward with the fingers. That said, this should be no cause for alarm. But, in older individuals, those who are obese, smoke, or have other high "risk factors" for vascular disease, feeling these pulses warrant immediate evaluation by professionals to "rule out" serious problems. ...Read more

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I have what feels like a knot in my stomach above my belly button that has a very strong pulse. I'm 40 with ehler Danlos syndrome. Hurts when laying?

I have what feels like a knot in my stomach above my belly button that has a very strong pulse.  I'm 40 with ehler Danlos syndrome.  Hurts when laying?

Needs exam and US: Some forms of Ehlers-Danlos are prone to develop dilated arteries (aneurysms). You should seek an immediate evaluation and may need an ultrasound or CT scan. ...Read more

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22 year old female. Healthy normally. What are the chances of me having an aortic aneurysm? Keep feeling pulse above belly button and upwards. Scared

22 year old female. Healthy normally. What are the chances of me having an aortic aneurysm? Keep feeling pulse above belly button and upwards. Scared

Chances are low: If you are fit and slim, it is normal to feel a pulse in your abdomen. If you are concerned there may be a pulsatile mass, have your doctor examine you and determine of further imaging is indicated. ...Read more

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I have pulsing pain in my stomach around and behind my belly button and feel like I need to poop or pass gas! I had my appendix out so it's not that?

I have pulsing pain in my stomach around and behind my belly button and feel like I need to poop or pass gas!  I had my appendix out so it's not that?

See a doctor: This could be one of several issues and none of them should be managed by you without medical advice and assistance. Please go soon and hope you feel better quickly. ...Read more

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I have dull achey pain in my abdomen.left side of belly button for 2 days. Worse when I eat?

May need eval: Localized abdominal pain is always cause for concern. Persistent or worsening symptoms warrant an evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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For the last two days I have been experiencing pulling and pinching in my lower left abdomen. It is the left and lower than my belly button.

For the last two days I have been experiencing pulling and pinching in my lower left abdomen. It is the left and lower than my belly button.

Nonspecific: No specific diagnosis can be attached to this. Most likely an abdominal muscle problem. Could also be GYN related, a rare type of hernia (Spigelian), diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and even an umbilical hernia. Best to get a more complete evaluation with your primary care provider, the timing depends on duration and severity of symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more