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

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 have had no appetite for 8 weeks, feel full all the time (and very full after eating). Also I have a strong pulse in my stomach. Any ideas on what it is?

I have had no appetite for 8 weeks, feel full all the time (and very full after eating). Also I have a strong pulse in my stomach. Any ideas on what it is?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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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'm feeling a strong pulse in my stomach. I have ehlers danlos syndrome type four and a hernia above my navel. Slight stomach pain. What is this???

I'm feeling a strong pulse in my stomach. I have ehlers danlos syndrome type four and a hernia above my navel. Slight stomach pain. What is this???

Risk for aneurysm: The connective tissue disorders, Marfan and ED are also associated with vascular aneurysms. An ULTRASOUND of your abdomen with attention to the pulsatile area will answer the most concerning question, do you have a vascular aneurysm?? Don't delay. Be well. ...Read more