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Pulsation on the abdominal aorta means what?

Pulsation on the abdominal aorta means what?

Depends: May be normal in a thinner or fit patient, or may indicate dilation of the aorta (aneurysm). An ultrasound will sort this out and is painless and easy. ...Read more

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Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


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When lying on my back, I notice pulsation of my abdomen. I told my dr and he said im still too young for an aneurysm. Do I still need to worry?

When lying on my back, I notice pulsation of my abdomen. I told my dr and he said im still too young for an aneurysm. Do I still need to worry?

If your doctor is: Not worried, no, you should not worry. You are too young for an aortic aneurysm, but young people can have aneurysms in other arteries such as splenic artery. ...Read more

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What exactly can be causing a pulsation in my abdomen?

What exactly can be causing a pulsation in my abdomen?

Probably your aorta: Most reasonably lean people who can relax their ab muscles can feel their own aortas. Many people never discover it. If it's a very large pulsatile mass, ask your physician if it's normal -- or compare yours and what you can feel on your friends / partner / other people you know well. ...Read more

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I'm feeling a pulsation in my lower right abdomen. It's becoming more prominent and frequent. Possibilities of what this may be? Recommendations?

I'm feeling a pulsation in my lower right abdomen. It's becoming more prominent and frequent. Possibilities of what this may be? Recommendations?

Abdominal pulsation: Abdominal aortic aneurysm comes to mind. Patients at greatest risk for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are those who are older than 65 years and have peripheral atherosclerotic vascular disease, a history of smoking, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and hypertension. If this profile fits you, you need to see a doctor for evaluation and imaging studies. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause prominent pulsations in the abdomen?

Please tell me what can cause prominent pulsations in the abdomen?

LetHootieTakeALook: As long as you're not running a pile driver or just swallowed a blowfish it could be the pulsations of your aorta (it's the big artery running straight down the middle or your abdomen).Now, in most people this is just normal. But in others, it could mean an enlargement that needs tending to, or something growing near or on it that's riding it like a bull. A simple ultrasound will sort that out. ...Read more

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Plss help me! I'm scared! I had pulsations on my lower abdomen twice today with no pain. What is it? Is it dangerous? Plsss? Thnks

Plss help me! I'm scared! I had pulsations on my lower abdomen twice today with no pain. What is it? Is it dangerous? Plsss? Thnks

Probably musclspasm: If your blood pressure is ok and this is only an isolated event it is probably a muscle spasm and nothing to worry about. If it continues, becomes painful then you should get it checked out. ...Read more

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I'm having pulsations in lower right abdomen area, is this something of urgent care? Any ideas what it could be? Becoming more frequent and intense.

I'm having pulsations in lower right abdomen area, is this something of urgent care? Any ideas what it could be? Becoming more frequent and intense.

Thin?: Hi, r u thin? If that so then the pulsation just could be abdominal Aorta, the main Artery in ur abdominal cavity. But please see ur PMD to put ur mind at ease.
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Does seeing a pulsation in my abdomen mean I have an aortic aneurysm?

Does seeing a pulsation in my abdomen mean I have an aortic aneurysm?

No: If you are slender then you may see the pulse of your aorta. If you have any concerns you should see your family physician or a vascular surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Had a recent abdomen CT it's good but when Iam laying down I c my stomach moving even feeling it when sitting is this pulsation or spasms? Cause?

Had a recent abdomen CT it's good but when Iam laying down I c my stomach moving even feeling it when sitting is this pulsation or spasms? Cause?

It's like related to: Your pulse. If you are a relatively thin man, you may very well just be seeing the pulse wave from your heart contractions through your aorta - the biggest blood vessel that runs from your heart all the way down to about your belly button (umbilicus). ...Read more

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Does a visible pulsation at the epigastric region normal? I have medium built body. Abdominal circumferrence of 29.5 in. Help

Does a visible pulsation at the epigastric region normal? I have medium built body. Abdominal circumferrence of 29.5 in. Help

Abdominal pulsation: It is not unusual for a young person to have a visible and/or palpable pulsation in the upper abdomen. In someone who is young and has this without any other symptoms, it is usually of no consequence. I would not worry about it unless other symptoms develop. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to differentiate epigastric pulsation between thin person and aortic aneurysm?

How to differentiate epigastric pulsation between thin person and aortic aneurysm?

Ultrasound: As was mentioned, there are many types of studies used to evaluate this but ultrasound is the easiest, quickest, cheapest way to evaluate this with no radiation exposure. ...Read more

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Whenever I hold my breath, I feel a and see a pulsation next to my sternum/xiphoid process. I believe this is my aorta if I'm not mistaken. Normal?

Whenever I hold my breath, I feel a and see a pulsation next to my sternum/xiphoid process. I believe this is my aorta if I'm not mistaken. Normal?

Completely normal: When you take a deep breath you displace organs in your chest including your heart. This displacement makes the heart movements more palpable. ...Read more

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I am to the ER three times, high bp, losing feeling in left arm, abdominal pulsations, what to do?

I am to the ER three times, high bp, losing feeling in left arm, abdominal pulsations, what to do?

ER: The er folks often rule out acute life threatening problems and don't go further. See your doctor to complete evaluation of the symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I know the difference between normal pulsations in the abdominal aorta and an aneurysm? Can I feel more the movement if I have gas?

How do I know the difference between normal pulsations in the abdominal aorta and an aneurysm? Can I feel more the movement if I have gas?

Need more test: No actual difference except if the patient is thin and the physician can assess the size of the aorta which is not accurate. Best thing to do if you suspect an abdominal aortic aneurysm is to have a duplex ultrasound, it is none invasive and takes few minutes to perform. Nothing to do with gas or colin movement. ...Read more

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Abdominal aortic pulse. I can see andomen move and feel pulsations. Is this normal? Abdominal cramps too. I am size 4-6 but have a really pudgy tummy

Abdominal aortic pulse. I can see andomen move and feel pulsations. Is this normal? Abdominal cramps too. I am size 4-6 but have a really pudgy tummy

Petite figure: It is not uncommon to feel the aortic pulse in someone your size. But I would still mention to your doctor at your next physical exam. ...Read more

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Pulsation on lower left side if stomach?

Get checked: The most important thing you did not tell us is if you are thin. If you are thin its very possible that you feel the vascular structures of the abdomen especially the aorta which can feel pulsatile. Unfortunately it's difficult to determine on exam, even for an expert, if this is normal or pathologic. Therefore these fomfindings are often subjected to ultrasound evaluation. Get seen be health! ...Read more