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I can feel a strong pulse below my stomach. Does this mean that I have an aaa?

I can feel a strong pulse below my stomach. Does this mean that I have an aaa?

Maybe: A very slender person will likely be able to feel their own aorta. Most people should not be able to do that. If you have any concerns or if you have family history of aneurysm disease then you should have an ultrasound. If you are a male smoker with a family history of AAA then you should definitely have an ultrasound. ...Read more

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I see and feel a strong pulse in my abdomen. It's so scary had it for years but it says it could be AAA? I'm 16 and female I'm scared to tell anyone

I see and feel a strong pulse in my abdomen. It's so scary had it for years but it says it could be AAA? I'm 16 and female I'm scared to tell anyone

AAA: An abdominal aortic aneurysm would be very rare in a 16 year old. Chances are it's no big deal. Best way to settle your anxiety is to get checked out. It is very unlikely you will get bad news. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be able to see and feel a strong pulse in your abdomen with each heart beat? Or could it be AAA?

Is it normal to be able to see and feel a strong pulse in your abdomen with each heart beat? Or could it be AAA?

Depends on details: Normal, slim teens and young college students can see their pulse in their stomach areas when lying down, and they can feel it there too. If there are other reasons a teen or student is worried that he is not a normal person, he can call his doctor. Otherwise, he can just ask his pediatrician or primary care doctor about the stomach pulse beat during his routine check-up. ...Read more

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I'm 16 got a really strong pulse in my stomach and I can see and feel it. It's really scaring me. I'm scared this could be a AAA. Please help me?

Aorta: I would suspect that you are thin and what you feel is your abdominal aorta pulsating and that is perfectly normal! ...Read more

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Strong pulse in abdomen, I can see and feel. Is it AAA or taa? I am so worried, im 19, and have no insurance. What should I do?

Strong pulse in abdomen, I can see and feel. Is it AAA or taa? I am so worried, im 19, and have no insurance. What should I do?

Unless you have: A genetic predisposition for arterial aneurysms, it is rare for a 19 year old to develop an aortic aneurysm. But, only a physical examination and imaging studies can tell for sure. You should be seen by a medical professional to be sure. ...Read more

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Possible AAA I can see strong pulse in stomach im 21 and average size?

Possible AAA I can see strong pulse in stomach im 21 and average size?

AAA: Unlikely. In a thin person the abdominal aorta can be felt (palpated). But if you have concerns go see a doctor to find out or to be considered for an ultrasonography to rule out AAA. ALL SMOKERS MUST BE SCREENED ONCE IN LIFETIME FOR AAA. ...Read more

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Strong pulse in abdomen, I can see and feel. Is it AAA or taa? I am 19, no insurance. Where should I go to get this checked out? Tests cost too much

Strong pulse in abdomen, I can see and feel. Is it AAA or taa? I am 19, no insurance. Where should I go to get this checked out? Tests cost too much

Not unusual: It is not unusual to see your pulse in your abdomen especially if you are thin. It is probably normal, but without an exam I cannot say that for sure. It would be very easy for you to see your family doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more

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Does the aorta pulsate? Strong pulse in my stomach. Scared could be a AAA although I've had it as long as I can remember. (Years). Female and 17

Does the aorta pulsate? Strong pulse in my stomach. Scared could be a AAA although I've had it as long as I can remember. (Years). Female and 17

Calm down.....: Relax, there is nothing terribly unusual about discovering the existence of various pulse points throughout the body. The aorta is the largest vessel leaving the heart and as the heart pulses, so goes the aorta. It's unusual that a 17 yo girl would ask about this, so I wonder if you've discovered a family history of AAA. ...Read more

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Ican feel my abdominal aorta always pulsing sometimes its strong sometimes its weaker than other times only when lying on my back 19 6'0 163 lbs. Aaa?

Ican feel my abdominal aorta always pulsing sometimes its strong sometimes its weaker than other times only when lying on my back 19 6'0 163 lbs. Aaa?

Probably not: Very thin patients can often feel their aorta and become concerned that it represents an aneurysm. I wouldn't worry at all. And at 19 an aortic aneurysm would be really unlikely unless you had a connective tissue disorder like marfan's or ehlers-danlos syndromes, but this is likely something you'd have found out by now. ...Read more

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Pounding pulse in my stomach when lying on back sometimes it is strong sometimes it is not as strong. Is it something bad like aaa? I'm 19 160lb 6'0

Pounding pulse in my stomach when lying on back sometimes it is strong sometimes it is not as strong. Is it something bad like aaa? I'm 19 160lb 6'0

Only way: To know for sure is by getting an ultrasound examination. Unless you have a genetic disorder, AAA is unlikely at your age. But you should have your blood pressure checked, both when pulse is pounding and when it is not. ...Read more

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Very strong heart beat like pulse in stomach. Left side. Is this just my aorta? Worried could be AAA. I'm 16 and female.

Very strong heart beat like pulse in stomach. Left side. Is this just my aorta? Worried could be AAA. I'm 16 and female.

Stop worrying: You are just feeling the pulsation of your abdominal aorta. Abdominal aortic aneurysms are rare in women under age 55 y/o and are 6 times more common in men than women. Particularly in smokers. In one population study of 6386 people there were NO abdominal aortic aneurysms under the age of 48 years old. ...Read more

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Is it normal to visibly see a strong pulse or heart beat right below the xiphoid process area of the abdomin? Strong family history of aaa.

Is it normal to visibly see a strong pulse or heart beat right below the xiphoid process area of the abdomin? Strong family history of aaa.

Heartbeat in stomach: This could mean you have an aneurysm or just that your admirably fit allowing you to feel the pulse in your normal aorta. A simple ultrasound could sort out which it is. Ask your doctor to help sort it out for you. ...Read more

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When was I told that I had acid reflux/gerd I noticed my stomach pulse it got me really worried because I never noticed it does it mean AAA or nothing?

When was I told that I had acid reflux/gerd I noticed my stomach pulse it got me really worried because I never noticed it does it mean AAA or nothing?

NO..: Noticing your pulse in the pit of your stomach is normal. Aortic aneurysm would be hardly likely at age 21, the risk increases with age, particularly a risk for male smokers over the age of 55. There is also a genetic component. First degree relatives and siblings of a patient with AA have a significantly increased risk of having the development of an AA. ...Read more

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I have a ultrasound Monday to ease my anxiety what are my chances of having a aaa? I have a pulse in my abdomen and terrified

I have a ultrasound Monday to ease my anxiety what are my chances of having a aaa? I have a pulse in my abdomen and terrified

We all can feel our: Pulse there, and if you are skinny, slim, or lean, you can feel it more than the average person. You are alive! So, good that you'll get your US and have peace of mind. ...Read more

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I can see my stomach pulse with heartbeat when laying back is this normal I cant really feel a pulse in stomach just see it. Is it AAA or normal. Help?

Are you thin?: Hi. You are NOT seeing your stomach pulse. That's your aorta. And at age 20, it's not a AAA unless you have Marfan's or syphilis (which I HIGHLY suspect you do not). I suspect you are what we refer to in medicine as "the worried well". Good luck! ...Read more

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Asked dr on here about seeing pulse on stomach when book is laying on top of it- normal or AAA. He said normal for most but should get ultra anyway? Y

Asked dr on here about seeing pulse on stomach when book is laying on top of it- normal or AAA. He said normal for most but should get ultra anyway? Y

Abdominal Aneurysms: Are not common. Most physicians, with even limited experience, can feel/estimate the abdominal aorta size very quickly on examination, unless the individual is quite obese, in which case one would be unlikely to observe the aortic pulse moving a book laying on the abdomen. Study these videos: https://www. Google. Com/#q=palpate+abdominal+aorta ...Read more

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Is there anyrhing else that can give me pulsing abdomen besides aaa. Uncomfortable feelong in that area 9 days can it be damage to stomoch or just anxi?

9 days stomactrouble: Sorry you having trouble but that senerio could be lots of things. At your age AAA is way way down on the list. Best to visit your doctor, explain it to him/her and give them a shot at sorting it out for you. ...Read more

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I have had lower right sided pain since fri and I have pulsing in my lower stomach, I fear AAA or appendix issues. I have had bloating/gi issues, er?

I have had lower right sided pain since fri and I have pulsing in my lower stomach, I fear AAA or appendix issues. I have had bloating/gi issues, er?

See your PCP: Hopefully you have a primary care provider, as this is something that could be seen and treated by them without having you spend hours in a ed. An AAA would be low on the possibilities in your age group, and unless severe pain, feverish and worsening symptoms may not be your appendix-plus it has been going on for days. Call your pcp as they know you best and should be able to see you asap. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and I can feel my pulse in my stomach I've seen two doctors one do a xray should I be concerned about a aaa?

AAA very unlikely.: Hi CoryA, thanks for the question. I'm happy to discuss this with you. Without knowing anything about you, I can say the likelihood that you have a AAA is very, very low. These almost always occur in the elderly. You do have an increased risk if you happen to have a certain disease that generally makes you very tall and thin. Have you heard of Marfan's Syndrome? If not, AAA is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Pulse in my stomach. I was told I was too young for aaa, any ideas? I have had full abdominal ultrasounds but nothing that looks at aorta directly.

Pulse in my stomach. I was told I was too young for aaa, any ideas? I have had full abdominal ultrasounds but nothing that looks at aorta directly.

AAA: Rare at your age especially healthy. Yes ultrasound can visualize the abdominal aorta but it depends on body habitus or abdominal girth. Good screening for aaa. Yes many times it's possible to palpate the abdominal aorta and it does not mean you have an aneurysm. ...Read more

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I used to make myself vomit by putting pressure on my stomach. I did this on& off 9 years. I can see my pulse in my stomach now, could this be an AAA?

I used to make myself vomit by putting pressure on my stomach. I did this on& off 9 years. I can see my pulse in my stomach now, could this be an AAA?

Doubt AAA.: I don't believe you could give yourself an aneurysm by making yourself vomit for this long. However, there could be a swollen organ sitting atop a normal aorta, transmitting its pulse so you can feel it. Candidates in this context could include the liver, pancreas and stomach. This does deserve investigation, then. ...Read more

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Just noticed abdominal pulse. Echo however was thoroughly examined (Normal). CT Scan was also normal. AAA completely ruled out? No need to worry?

Just noticed abdominal pulse. Echo however was thoroughly examined (Normal). CT Scan was also normal. AAA completely ruled out? No need to worry?

Correct: It's common to see or feel a transmitted pulse from the aorta in the abdomen especially when you are lying down. ...Read more

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I see my whole stomach pulse when laying back can this some how be related to my acid reflux/gerd problem or could it be aaa. I hope its nothing bad?

I see my whole stomach pulse when laying back can this some how be related to my acid reflux/gerd problem or could it be aaa. I hope its nothing bad?

Pulsations in: Abdomen is probably not related to GERD. At your age, abdominal aortic aneurysm are extremely rare, unless you have an inherited genetic problem. It could be related to hypertension, so have your doctor check your heart and blood pressure. ...Read more

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I noticed my stomach pulse whenever I first learned I had acid reflux/gerd is it normal asked doctor and said that im fine why is it can it be aaa?

I noticed my stomach pulse whenever I first learned I had acid reflux/gerd is it normal asked doctor and said that im fine why is it can it be aaa?

Pulse in abs: It may be but probably is not. Would be extremely unusual in a patient as young as you. A simple abdominal ultrasound would answer the question for you. ...Read more

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Had ultras for AAA couple weeks ago. Came out clear. Still hav pulse in stomoch all the time. Anxiety going away but worried that ultras didn't find it?

Had ultras for AAA couple weeks ago. Came out clear. Still hav pulse in stomoch all the time. Anxiety going away but worried that ultras didn't find it?

Accuracy is high: They can show you the pictures or send to your doc.
If good tech and study without a lot of gas in the bowel, it should be accurate.
You are probably feeling your normal pulse. ...Read more

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What would be the reason that I can feel a strong pulse in the abdominal area?

What would be the reason that I can feel a strong pulse in the abdominal area?

Probably normal: Most people can feel the pulse that radiates from the abdominal aorta normally. If this is a new finding or it's painful, see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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For a year now I can feel a strong pulse in my stomach, about an inch below my ribs, in the center of both ribs. I feel it when pressing on area. Why?

For a year now I can feel a strong pulse in my stomach, about an inch below my ribs, in the center of both ribs. I feel it when pressing on area. Why?

Probably your Aorta: I suspect you are feeling your aorta pulsating- this is the largest artery in the body and the abdominal portion of it is located where you are describing. It would be a good idea to have your doctor examine you and confirm this though, especially if you are having any abdominal or back pain as that could signify a problem with it. ...Read more

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I can feel a strong pulse on left side abdomen with a small lump. Occasionaly there is a sharp pain. Only notice this after I gave birth 11 months ago?

You may need to make: Sure that you are not pregnant with another child first. Are you having steady regular menstrual periods? If so, then your "lump" may need further evaluation with Xrays and such. I would do pregnancy tests if you have not had periods, then see your healthcare provider for further help. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I feel a strong pulse in my stomach when I lay on my back. Is it something to worry about?

Unlikely: You're 18. I'm guessing you're thin? If so, it's perfectly normal to feel your abdominal aorta (your biggest artery) when you lie on your back. ...Read more

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I can feel my heart beat in my stomach and watch my stomach move with each beat. I can also feel a strong pulse in my neck thighs. Is something wrong?

Normal.: It is normal to see the abdominal wall move slightly with each heartbeat as the blood pulses down the aorta (the largest artery in the body). It is also normal to feel the pulse in the neck and groin area (femoral artery). ...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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Is it normal to feel strong pulse in my upper stomach after running/jogging? My 15 year old cousing feels it too (20min jog, it is normal at his age

Is it normal to feel strong pulse in my upper stomach after running/jogging? My 15 year old cousing feels it too (20min jog, it is normal at his age

Yes: If you are very thin, it is not unusual to feel the aorta (the major blood vessel from the heart) pulsate with your heartbeat. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a strong pulse in my stomach?

Is it normal to have a strong pulse in my stomach?

Possibly: The abdominal aorta may be easily palpable in a slender person with no abnormality. Check your BP to see that it is not elevated. Have your abdomen examined to screen for possible aneurysm. ...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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