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Is it normal to Feel your pulse in your abdomen when laying down. No mass present, just a light beat, much like how you can occasionally feel your own heart beating?

Is it normal to Feel your pulse in your abdomen when laying down. No mass present, just a light beat, much like how you can occasionally feel your own heart beating?

It is normal..: If you do not have obvious strong pulsations in abdomen (caution to Aortic abdominal aneurysm), in young risk free people (risk is smoking, family history, Mafan syndrome). than you hear normal resonance of your heart. Its stronger if on abdomen in bed and in thinner prople. Vaves of beat transfer to object you in close body contact with. If any doubts, should be examined. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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My stomach is beating like my heart. I can feel it when I lay down and I am not thin. I have alot of gas, no pain whatsoever. This worries me alot.

My stomach is beating like my heart. I can feel it when I lay down and I am not thin. I have alot of gas, no pain whatsoever. This worries me alot.

Possible hernia: You could have hiatal hernia. This is a condition where your stomach is virtually in your chest. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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My heart has started beating fast when im just sitting down or laying on my stomach then I get really bad heart burn when it slows down what is this?

My heart has started beating fast when im just sitting down or laying on my stomach then I get really bad heart burn when it slows down what is this?

Needs to be checked: We can not tell you what is causing your symptoms at your age of 19 years. I suggest you consult your Family Doctor to find out the cause and if any treatment is needed. You may have thyroid problem and a simple blood test can confirm that and it is possible that what you are feeling is not serious and don't need any treatment. An EKG also may be indicated to see the rate and rhythm ...Read more

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Was laying on my stomach and my heart skipped a beat and start flattering what does that mean?

Was laying on my stomach and my heart skipped a beat and start flattering what does that mean?

PVCs or arrythmia: It can be simple frequent pvcs or cardia arrythmia. If symptoms continue you may need holter monitor x 24 hours or a loop monitor for thirty days. ...Read more

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Can you tell me why when im laying down & press my stomach I can feel like heart beat?

Can you tell me why when im laying down & press my stomach I can feel like heart beat?

Aorta: The main artery in you body runs from the heart down toward the legs through the abdomen. Some people can feel the pulsations of this vessel when they press their belly. ...Read more

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When I feel my stomach beat when I lay down, does it actually match my heart beat?

May be aorta: The stomach does not beat like that. If you feel a pulsation in your abdomen, it is most likely your aorta. If you have not felt this before, there is a possibility it is enlarging. If there is a question of abdominal aortic enlargement, an ultrasound or ct scan is recommended to assess the size and if it a problem that needs to be monitored. ...Read more

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I've been having needle-like pain around my heart. Only happens when I lay on my left side, back, stomach. Comes in pulses. Happens almost every night.

I've been having needle-like pain around my heart. Only happens when I lay on my left side, back, stomach. Comes in pulses. Happens almost every night.

Rib cage: A common cause of this type of positional, fleeting and often sharp pain is a pinched intercostal nerve or muscle that runs between two ribs. This is more of a nuisance rather than anything serious. See your physician if you have further concerns or persistent symptoms, however. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I lay down I feel a random skip of heart by stomach. No pain. Othertimes my heart beats a few times, pauses then repeats. What shud I do?

Sometimes when I lay down I feel a random skip of heart by stomach. No pain. Othertimes my heart beats a few times, pauses then repeats. What shud I do?

Typical: Your symptoms are most likely normal. All hearts skip. Your most apt to feel them lying down and resting. Single pauses and flutters are of no consequence. (as opposed to minutes of continuous rapid beating or irregularity, especially if feeling like you can't breathe or will pass out). To be safe, blood work and an echo are a good idea. Caffeine, nicotine, fatigue ; stress worsen skips. ...Read more

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Sometimes when doing yoga, or having other physical activity I'll lay on my back after and briefly feel my heart beat in my stomach, is it normal?

Sometimes when doing yoga, or having other physical activity I'll lay on my back after and briefly feel my heart beat in my stomach, is it normal?

This is normal: It's normal to feel your heart beating at times, particularly when you are quiet or still after an interval of heavy exertion. At those times, you may be aware of that feeling in your chest, abdomen, or even in your fingertips. As long as there is no pain involved, and the sensation fades as your heart rate and blood pressure recover with resting, you're OK. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I can feel and see a heart beat in my stomach, and I can somewhat feel a lump. I can't lay on my stomach without it hurting and I?

What does it mean if I can feel and see a heart beat in my stomach, and I can somewhat feel a lump. I can't lay on my stomach without it hurting and I?

Lump: I do not know how old you are but these symptoms could be caused by an abdominal aortic aneurysm in usually an older person?However, I would see a physician to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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When I inhale or turn positions when I'm laying something around my abdominal/chest area pinches me it feels like my ribcage but in not sure and sometimes my heart hurts when I inhale.

When I inhale or turn positions when I'm laying something around my abdominal/chest area pinches me it feels like my ribcage but in not sure and sometimes my heart hurts when I inhale.

Musculoskeletal: This sounds like it is musculoskeletal. If you are having any problems with breathing, get evaluated. Have you had a recent upper respiratory infection? Fallen on ribcage?
Nothing sounds extremely alarming and I suggest, giving it some time to heal/work itself out. ...Read more

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When I lay on my stomach too long I get this feeling like someone is trying to take my heart. I've had a stress test good. High triglycerides is it?

When I lay on my stomach too long I get this feeling like someone is trying to take my heart. I've had a stress test good. High triglycerides is it?

Overweight?: If you are overweight or have more belly weight, laying on your stomach can push your abdomen into your chest area, adding stress to the heart. ...Read more

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I hear lub-swish-dub ONLY when laying on my stomach. The clinical nurse doesn't listen in this position and she told me to get tested for health anxiety. Is it possible to hear a heart murmur only in certain positions?

I hear lub-swish-dub ONLY when laying on my stomach. The clinical nurse doesn't listen in this position and she told me to get tested for health anxiety. Is it possible to hear a heart murmur only in certain positions?

Yes,: Several cardiac auscultation maneuvers make quiet murmurs louder or bring out intermittent ones. One is kneeling on hands & knees (pts think you are kidding or nuts... Until you find the murmur.) I forget which valve sound that enhances, but someone here will tag on that I am sure. Prone is same basic position, just harder to get stethescope under. (rn=2-4yrs, cardiology=4+3+2or3yrs). See cardiol. ...Read more

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When I lay flat on my back and hold my breath I can see my heart beat in my lower abdomen aneurysm? I am very hypervigilant. 27 yo male

When I lay flat on my back and hold my breath I can see my heart beat in my lower abdomen aneurysm? I am very hypervigilant. 27 yo male

Probably not: If you are not obese it would not be abnormal to see the pulse of your aorta as it runs thru your abdomen transmitted thru your organs to your abdominal wall. This is probably normal. Aneurysms are usually a problem of older people or people with certain connective tissue diseases. Rarely they are there from birth. If you feel a pulsatile mass have it checked. Your primary can examen you. ...Read more

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My father is having chest pain, water on his lungs and around his heart, nausea (can not keep anything on his stomach), can't lay on back without pain?

My father is having chest pain, water on his lungs and around his heart, nausea (can not keep anything on his stomach), can't lay on back without pain?

GO TO EMERGENCY ROOM: This sounds like acute congestive heart failure, or if not, he needs an alternative diagnosis and initiation of treatment promptly.

There are varying causes resulting in this symptom complex, the more worrisome being an occuring or recent heart attack resulting in low heart function. ...Read more

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Lab results have been pristine. Heart cleared, good function. Stomach feels full, standing=worse, like I am holding breath, short of breath constantly (even talking) lay down helps, lowerback pain.?

Lab results have been pristine. Heart cleared, good function. Stomach feels full, standing=worse, like I am holding breath, short of breath constantly (even talking) lay down helps, lowerback pain.?

? Gastroparesis: If heart/lungs okay, then consider possible stomach dysmotility. A stomach that is slow to empty will feel progressively fuller as the day progresses, resulting in gerd, fullness, abdominal distension, ; resulting autonomic symptoms like sweats, nausea, etc. Have you been tested for diabetes? Have you had stomach ulcers that may have narrowed the stomach outlet? Get it checked out with GI doctor. ...Read more

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Mild soreness on upper left arm&joint near shoulder blade. Lately been laying down on my stomach&leaning on left arm while reading books. What could be the cause? Possible heart attack? Should i be worried?

Mild soreness on upper left arm&joint near shoulder blade. Lately been laying down on my stomach&leaning on left arm while reading books. What could be the cause? Possible heart attack? Should i be worried?

Soreness: Likely related to your position while reading. Consistently try a different position such as sitting up. It is unlikely to be your heart or anything to worry about. If it persists, see your physician. ...Read more

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Abdominal Pain, loose stool, nausea laying on the couch my heart rate is 125, BP is 125/93, waiting for doctor to call me back. Temp 99.9 can't sleep

Abdominal Pain, loose stool, nausea laying on the couch my heart rate is 125, BP is 125/93, waiting for doctor to call me back. Temp 99.9 can't sleep

Drink fluids/ER: Sounds like gastroenteritis. Note you took your BP. Are you a health care worker?
Most cases of gastroenteritis do not require special treatment, they are self limiting. Is your case one of the few that do?
If you can drink fluid do. Then you must decide if you need to go to the ER. There is not much that your doctor can do on the phone. ...Read more

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I can see my heart beat in my chest and stomach. Ultrasound, ECG, X-rays nrml. I can also feel it in my ears when laying down. Mom died of hd. Ideas?

I can see my heart beat in my chest and stomach. Ultrasound, ECG, X-rays nrml. I can also feel it in my ears when laying down. Mom died of hd. Ideas?

Chest pain: Sounds like you have had a cardiac work up and if your under 35 years of age and have no risk factors for heart disease such as diabetes, elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol or smoker or crack or Cocaine or meth user I doubt you are having pain associated with your heart. You should still follow up with your doctor if this persists, maybe see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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My stomach hurts and I can feel my heart beating in my stomach also why is that?

My stomach hurts and I can feel my heart beating in my stomach also why is that?

Feel heart beating: Many can feel their heart beating so I would say it is normal. But you need to tell your health care team about this and let them talk to you to get details-you may want to write them down before you go. Then they will examine you and give you an appraisal of what is going on. Then they will recommend treatment and perhaps further testing. ...Read more

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Is it normal to see your heart pulse beat in your stomach I can see it beating up and down?

Is it normal to see your heart pulse beat in your stomach I can see it beating up and down?

Yes.This can be : Quite dramatic if one is thin. It is also possible to see your pulse at other places in the body, like somewhere below your left nipple and on the inside of your ankle. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you feel a heartbeat in your stomach or when you can see your stomach beating like a heart?

What does it mean when you feel a heartbeat in your stomach or when you can see your stomach beating like a heart?

Explanation : This feeling may happen when you are under the stress. On the regular basis this should not be happen. Relax and stop worries. Exercise, hiking and dance may help. Be well. Go to the doctor if it happens often. ...Read more

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Why is my stomach beating like my heart? The beating is coming from my right side of the belly button

Why is my stomach beating like my heart? The beating is coming from my right side of the belly button

Various: Depending on your age and risk factors, an aneurysm of your abdominal aorta may be possibility. If you are young and have a slender build, it may just be a dynamic circulation, possibly with hypertension. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Athlete. When stop exercising, feel my heart beating so hard out of chest to point of literally feeling and seeing in chest/stomach, even when hr slows

Athlete. When stop exercising, feel my heart beating so hard out of chest to point of literally feeling and seeing in chest/stomach, even when hr slows

Be seen: You would definitely be well served to be seen and thoroughly evaluated to rule out a congenital heart problem. Sometime an echocardiogram is needed. Congenital heart problems have affected many famous athletes. ...Read more