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I have a lump on my abdomen that is pulsating. It moves around when I push it. Could this be an aaa?

I have a lump on my abdomen that is pulsating. It moves around when I push it. Could this be an aaa?

Yes: A pulsating abdominal mass would make me very concerned for a possible abdominal aortic aneurysm and it should be definitively ruled in or out. ...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?

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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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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I'm only 22 but I am obese. Have hbp and have had Cholesterol issues. I have a pulsing in my stomach and am very gassy. What are my chances of AAA?

I'm only 22 but I am obese. Have hbp and have had Cholesterol issues. I have a pulsing in my stomach and am very gassy. What are my chances of AAA?

Obesity: Obese at your age is not good for you as you know. Please set up an appointment to see your primary doctor. Your symptoms will get better but it might take some time. ...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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Moving pulsating lump in abdomen. Go to er?

Yes: A patient that feels a moving pulsating lump in the abdomen should seek immediate medical attention. The primary concern is that of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (enlargement of the main artery in the abdomen). ...Read more

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What are the odds I have abdominal aortic aneurysm at age 24 but have symptoms of it for 4 years? Like pulsing and pain

What are the odds I have abdominal aortic aneurysm at age 24 but have symptoms of it for 4 years? Like pulsing and pain

AAA.: It would be unusual to have an AAA at your age, unless you have some underlying medical condition that would make you more likely to have one at your age. We can sometimes normally feel the pulse of the aorta through the skin of the abdomen or even transmitted across the liver if we're pushing on the liver. But it couldn't hurt to confirm/deny with an abdominal ultrasound. ...Read more

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Isit possible that I have an abdominal aortic aneurysm when I'm only 24 but have sharp pains and pulsing in lower leftabdomen and middle for 3-4 years?

Isit possible that I have an abdominal aortic aneurysm when I'm only 24 but have sharp pains and pulsing in lower leftabdomen and middle for 3-4 years?

Can't tell: Symptoms aren't peculiar to aneurysm, you need to be seen however if you have had these symptoms for long. History and physical examination would direct further management, like need for imaging studies and what type, good luck ...Read more

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I have annoying pulsing in stomach and am scared its abdominal aortic aneurysm how do I know? Not in conjunction with pulse.

I have annoying pulsing in stomach and am scared its abdominal aortic aneurysm how do I know? Not in conjunction with pulse.

Probably not: Aneurysms at your age are rare.
In a normal, person we can see the pulsation, and feel the aorta.
If there is family history of aneurysm then one might do an ultrasound- noninvasive test. ...Read more

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I have of a lump on my left side of my belly button, I can feel my aorta pulsating which hurts from time to time. Also I suffer from chest pains.

I have of a lump on my left side of my belly button, I can feel my aorta pulsating which hurts from time to time. Also I suffer from chest pains.

Get evaluated ASAP!: Without knowing more information - age, cardiac risk factors, more characteristics of chest pain, and other symptoms, I suggest you seek medical attention asap. Your pulsatile lump sounds like an umbilical hernia. If it is tender, it should also be evaluated as soon as possible.
Take Care!
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I've had a ultrasound and proven I don't have a AAA but my stomach moves with my pluse should I worry?

I've had a ultrasound and proven I don't have a AAA but my stomach moves with my pluse should I worry?

Don't worry: Being able to feel the pulsation of the aorta is common in patients who are not overweight. Being that you have had an ultrasound, I would not worry about it. ...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 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 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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Xray notes say "There is 4.2 CM irregular density overlying anterior-leftward aspect of abdomen at the L3-L4 level." Should I be worried about AAA?

Xray notes say "There is 4.2 CM irregular density overlying anterior-leftward aspect of abdomen at the L3-L4 level." Should I be worried about AAA?

Low liklihood: But something there! And needs clarification.
CT with contrast will solve the site, size, base, vascularity, and may lead to biopsy to confirm issue.
Full history and exam should be done!
Retroperitoneal node or mass would fit your X-ray description. Some neural tumors can be there also. ...Read more

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Is it possible to move an aortic anyreusm around the abdomen? I can move a hard like mass from the top to the bottom. Family history of aaa. I'm 25

Is it possible to move an aortic anyreusm around the abdomen? I can move a hard like mass from the top to the bottom. Family history of aaa. I'm 25

Could..: It is definitely possible but very rare at your age. However, I don't have a full history on your conditions so you would need to see your doctor for evaluation and final diagnosis. ...Read more

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My grandpa had a AAA because he smoked what are the odds I have one I'm 24 and have heartbeats in abdomen and back?

My grandpa had a AAA because he smoked what are the odds I have one I'm 24 and have heartbeats in abdomen and back?

AAA in grand father: No only smoking but high blood pressure and high cholesterol and family history. Check your family tree for any others with AAA. Everyone has heartbeats in abd and back. Unless you are dead. ...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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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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19 yrs old. Constant pulse in abdomen and palpitations. Athletic but have smoked and was prescribed to amphetamine for a few years. Is this an AAA?

19 yrs old. Constant pulse in abdomen and palpitations. Athletic but have smoked and was prescribed to amphetamine for a few years. Is this an AAA?

It's your aorta: All trim people can feel their abdominal aorta around the level of their belly-button. If it's about as big around as your big toe or a little larger, you're fine. At age 19, the likelihood of an aneurysm is near zero. You might ask a few of your friends to compare with you. ...Read more

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Getting ultras for AAA 2morow. Have tingling sensation in abdomen belly button tip of penis. Feel need to pee. Also suffer from anxiety. Please help?

Getting ultras for AAA 2morow. Have tingling sensation in abdomen belly button tip of penis. Feel need to pee. Also suffer from anxiety. Please help?

Unusual: The ultrasound will see and size the abdominal aorta for several levels from renal to bifurcation.
It may see your bladder if distended.
The numbness and need to urinate are not likely related to aortic size even if aneurysmal
some of the pelvic nerves do course along the aorta but these do not innervate umbilicus. ...Read more

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Is abdominal compartment syndrome the same thing as an aaa?

Is abdominal compartment syndrome the same thing as an aaa?

Unrelated: A abdominal aortic aneurysm -aaa- is a widening and thinning of the wall of the abdominal part of the aorta. The aorta is the body's largest artery. Abdominal compartment syndrome occurs when the pressure in the abdomen is so high that blood supply to organs gets cut off. Measure pressure by bladder catheter. Treat with immediate opening of the abdomen surgically. Multiple causes. ...Read more

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What is the best method of prevention to AAA (acute abdominal aneurysm)?

What is the best method of prevention to AAA (acute abdominal aneurysm)?

AAA Prevention: Key ways to prevent AAA are to increase your general health. This includes stopping smoking, controlling diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, lowering your cholesterol and eating less salt. The best treatments for an AAA come from early diagnosis with regular check ups. If found early, they can be watched until something has to be done. ...Read more