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Aortic Pulsation In Abdomen
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?
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
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
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
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
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.
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
I'm having left flank weirdness, intermittent left side pain, nausea, pulsation on left upper abdomen, diarrhea, upper middle back pain.?
Needs eval: Although not every possible cause is dangerous, seeevverbal are. You should be evaluated soon by a medical profession. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
I have been to the ER three times, high bp, losing feeling in left arm, abdominal pulsations, what to do?
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I have lower back & abdominal pain with pelvic pulsation. What might be wrong? I shouldn't be pregnant. The pain is very uncomfortable.
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
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
My dad is on chemotherapy he has distention in belly, grumbling, abdominal pain and pulsation every 40 seconds. Also known small pleural effusion?
Is it normal for a skinny person to visibly see a pulsation in the stomach with each heart beat or is this abdominal aortic aneurysm?
Prob normal: If very thin, one can see pulsations in abdomen, but if it makes you feel more comfortable, see your doc to confirm this ...Read more
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
Is it normal to feel a pulsation around the belly button both laying down and standing (not "skinny")? What could cause this if not normal?
Pulsation: You might be feeling pulsations from the abdominal aorta. ...Read more
Hi Doc, I have pain in stomach area. When I press on where it hurts, I feel a pulsation. Is this normal?
Is a newly visible heartbeat (inarea of xiphoid process)&visible pulsations in stomach abve naval anything tobe concerned about? Theyseem 2 beat in sync
I am young, obsessed with my cardiac health. Is it normal to suddenly experience pulsations that quickly stop, especially neck, face, stomach?
U already described ur probably.BIOFEEDBACK: Avoid drugs for sleep, weight loss, nervousness, anxiety and wait gain. Usually try behavior modification, punctuality in sleeping, read a book and warm milk if u like. Avoid caffeine, drinking, TV in room. Do regular exercise and get busy with ur studies or work. Don’t dx yourself.
Once on drugs for sleep u may find it hard to regain ur self con ...Read more
I m constantly having dark brown stool and slight pain and hardness around belly button and I also feel pulsation and bloating when pressed?
See a doctor:
The pulsating thing worry me.
if you are super skinny then do not worry too much abou it, but if you are not and still feel pulasting mass see a doctor.
your dark stool reflect what you eat, drink more water and juices, and eat more fruit and vegetable and less meat and spices you will see a differences in your stool.
if not a doctor might have to do endoscopy to rule out ulcer, or gastritis. ...Read more
M having dark brown stool and pulsation around belly button when pressed and it extend centrally. M going through wait loss but I do feel hungry?
Blood in stool: Stool could be dark from the presence of blood in it. The pulsation could just your aortic pulsation, if you are thin you can feel it. Have it examined. ...Read more
I been having pulsation in my right side of my ribs. I have a right renal aneurysm and an aneurysmal dilation in my liver. Can be related?
Here are some. ..: The bruit from blood flow turbulence in arterial aneurysm or stenosis may be felt as pulsation but very unlikely from that in the deep seated area like renal and hepatic arteries. The possible issue of linking pulsation in right ribs with renal / hepatic aneurysm should be directed with the Doc who ordered the imaging studies and has taken care of you. Online speculation would not be sure for such ...Read more
Bloating: Your symptoms are nonspecific but could be due to gas entrapment, but if you have constipation and abdominal cramping, actual intestinal obstruction is a possibility. The pulsations you observe are most likely the aorta and may not be significant. For gas entrapment, drink hot water and apply heat to the abdomen. Get examined by your MD if not improved or if symptoms worsen. ...Read more
Pounding heart beat, feel in neck. Chest and stomach move. Feel very hot. Pulsating neck and body. Can see pulsations in neck lying down.?
Exam needed: Your symptoms can be seen in overactive thyroid or elevated blood pressure, certain cardiac disorders or chronic anxiety states. I recommend that you get evaluated by a physician who will take a history, perform a physical examination and order any appropriate tests needed to make a diagnosis. ...Read more