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Is it normal to see your heart beat on your chest? heart beats very strongly-shirt moves with heartbeat, stomach pulsates. I'm a young athlete. rhr80

Is it normal to see your heart beat on your chest? heart beats very strongly-shirt moves with heartbeat, stomach pulsates. I'm a young athlete. rhr80

Yes its normal: As a result of your hard work from being an athlete, you have developed a strong heart. As long as you are able to participate in sports, and do the things you want to do, there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Cause of pulsating abdomen and chest?heart will beat super hard and body moves with each beat for about 2 hours. hr is not super high, in 90's.

Cause of pulsating abdomen and chest?heart will beat super hard and body moves with each beat for about 2 hours. hr is not super high, in 90's.

Health anxiety?: Without an examination it's not possible to diagnosis specifically the cause for what your are experiencing. It's not unusual to feel a pulsation in your abdomen from your aorta, particularly if you are thin. It's more than likely that you are experiencing health anxiety(fear you may be ill) and focusing on normal bodily sensations that otherwise would not have drawn your attention. ...Read more

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Pounding heart beat, feel in neck. Chest and stomach move. Feel very hot. Pulsating neck and body. Can see pulsations in neck lying down. ?

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

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Can see my stomach and chest pulsating through my shirt everytime i look down. i have hyperthyroid and every couple minutes i get eye, kneee, and lowe?

Can see my stomach and chest pulsating through my shirt everytime i look down. i have hyperthyroid and every couple minutes i get eye, kneee, and lowe?

Hyperthyroid: F of unknown age ethnicity medical Hx notes: can see heart beating thru short when I look down. I have hyperthyroid.. ANS: this is classic for severe hyperthyroidism. I recall 1 patient whose husband complained his wife's heart beat so hard he could not sleep in the same bed. Do you also have bulging eyes? You started 2 say something
about eyes but did not complete. Ask your team about being on BB ...Read more

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I'm not feeling good at all stomach pain GI can't diagnose today my neck and chest started hurting and my eyes are blurry or pulsing?

I'm not feeling good at all stomach pain GI can't diagnose today my neck and chest started hurting and my eyes are blurry or pulsing?

Go to the ED.: Though a viral gastrointestinal infection may be the diagnosis, the symptoms such as the neck hurting, blurriness and pulsing eyes may be symptoms of a more serious infection such as an infection of the lining of the central nervous system (a meningitis), or other diagnosis that requires more details of your case. ...Read more

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Throbbing tight neck, palpitations and stomach and chest pain. Can GERD cause this?

Throbbing tight neck, palpitations and stomach and chest pain. Can GERD cause this?

Possible: These symptoms can be attributed to GERD but there can be other causes too like angina , heart valve problems . Good to consult with a doctor. ...Read more

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Would ECG + xray of chest and blood tests find aorta anyurism. Pulsating stomoch. I have anxiety an last night was first time to sleep in a week.

Would ECG + xray of chest and blood tests find aorta anyurism. Pulsating stomoch. I have anxiety an last night was first time to sleep in a week.

No: Physical exam, abdominal ultrasound or ct would define the abdominal aorta or aneurysm.
As a young, ? Thin person, aortic pulsation is frequently visible and palpable.
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Abdominal pain gets very bad at night, causes pain come and go in chest. Throbbing back pain. Nauseating. And causes pain under rib cage. Not pregnant?

Abdominal pain gets very bad at night, causes pain come and go in chest. Throbbing back pain. Nauseating. And causes pain under rib cage. Not pregnant?

Emergency exam: You have to get to an emergency room or emergi center clinic immediately. You have signs and symptoms of potentially serious illnesses and you need an emergency examination and treatment. Some possibilities to consider are appendicitis, cholecystitis, acute pancreatitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, & dissecting aneurysm. The sooner you are properly examined the better your chances for recovery. ...Read more

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I'm experienceing a pain in my upper abdominal area a hair lower than my sternum. Can't sit, can't get up from crouching, can't e eat, can't drink, can't move heavy things.Vomited twice last night while driving.

I'm experienceing a pain in my upper abdominal area a hair lower than my sternum. Can't sit, can't get up from crouching, can't e eat, can't drink, can't move heavy things.Vomited  twice last night while driving.

I : I can not diagose your condition. However, if you can not eat or drink, you are likely to become dehydrated at the least. Although, it isn't stated, I am assuming that the pain is pretty severe if you can't sit or move from a crouched position. Your pain could be related to an internal organ. I recommend that you be medically evaluated. Because there are many things that are not known such as what the vomitus was like (clear, bilious, dark coffee ground like), if you have experienced a fever, if there is generalized weakness, if you are a drinker, past medical history etc - i think that the most prudent course of action would to be evaluated at the emergency room. ...Read more

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Tender to touch abdomen under sternum; sleep on it or see a doc?

Tender to touch abdomen under sternum; sleep on it or see a doc?

See MD: Not worth taking any chances. Too many important connections/organ systems in that area to ignore or wait. See md and if it worsens before appt, go to er. Good luck. ...Read more

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What this lump right under my sternum /solar plexus and above my abdomen?

What this lump right under my sternum /solar plexus and above my abdomen?

?Xiphisterum: There a process at the bottom of the sternum, called xiphisterum that you may be what you are feeling. Beyond that it would need a physical examination to know the "lump" you are concerned about.
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I have very painful stomach cramps below my sternum and need advice on what to take to relieve the pain ?

I have very painful stomach cramps below my sternum and need advice on what to take to relieve the pain ?

Gastric issues: You need a thorough consultation with your doctor as cardiac ischaemia (starving) can often mimic gastric symptoms. Pressure on the central chest to upper abdomen, pain radiating to left shoulder, left jaw and left arm can be cardiac issues. Heartburn, indigestion, burping often, acid reflux are symptoms of gastric issues. A gastroscope may be helpful in diagnosing this. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in upper region of stomach below sternum. Pain radiates to the left and then to my back. Happens even when i don't eat?

Stomach pain: Please get your self checked for a gastric (stomach) ulcer. It is usually due to a bacterial infection called h. Pylori and sometimes drug induced (asprin and Motrin like drugs). ...Read more

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I have a small firm lump in middle abdomen between sternum and umbilicus. Could this be a lymph node? Or are nodes too deep in the body to palpate?

I have a small firm lump in middle abdomen between sternum and umbilicus. Could this be a lymph node? Or are nodes too deep in the body to palpate?

Unlikely lymph node: That location lump would be unusual for a lymph node. See your doctor for evaluation of the lump. It may be a fatty collection called a lipoma or something else. ...Read more

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Bulge in abdomen between sternum & belly button. It only presents when in act of laying down or sitting . Not present otherwise. And not painful.

Bulge in abdomen between sternum & belly button.  It only presents when in act of laying down or sitting .  Not present otherwise. And not painful.

Hernia: Sounds like a hernia between your rectus a dominos muscles. May be congenital or weakness in your fascia that may be due to weight loss or gain or excessive straining. Should probably get it looked at if it becomes painful or fails to go back down when you lay down or relax. ...Read more

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I have this weird popping sensating when I press my upper left abdomen about 1-2" below the tip of the sternum but right next to the ribs. any idea?

I have this weird popping sensating when I press my upper left abdomen about 1-2" below the tip of the sternum but right next to the ribs. any idea?

Hard to say: The only things near there that could "pop" are your ribs. Try tracing out the individual ribs and seeing if one is the culprit. You might be able to see it in the mirror. If it is a rib, see your orthopedist. If not a rib, see your medical doctor. ...Read more

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I have a small lump in my upper abdomen. It is slightly left of my sternum. It is not painful, unless i manipulate it excessively. No symptoms noted. ?

Have it checked: From your description it seems it is in the abdominal wall.It may be a cyst, lipoma(a fatty tumor)or some other benign tumor.Consult your medical doctor, and have it examined. ...Read more

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Laying down on my stomach, it feels swollen and hard just below my sternum. I also have what feels like a knot underneath my left ribcage. Any ideas?

Laying down on my stomach, it feels  swollen and hard just below my sternum. I also have what feels like a  knot underneath my left ribcage. Any ideas?

Xyphoid process: There is a nub of a bone just below the sternum ( breastbone) called the xyphoid process that most people don't know they have. It sticks out a bit and you may only notice it when you are laying on your stomach. The knot under your left rib cage may be the end of your 11th rib. Another possiblity is something called a lipoma which is really just a hardend peice of fat. No worries. ...Read more

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Spasm or Thump feels like a baby kicking (not preg) just below sternum top of abdomen - while resting generally for 20 minutes

Spasm or Thump feels like a baby kicking (not preg) just below sternum top of abdomen - while resting generally for 20 minutes

Spasm: This may well be pylorospasm-a spasm of the outlet of the stomach. It causes discomfort just below the sternum and may last minutes at a time. There are antispasmodic medications that may prevent pylorospasm, but to do this you would have to take the medication daily. You could take it only for episodes that persist for longer periods. Discuss this your MD or see a gastroenterologist for evaluati ...Read more

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What could be causing constant discomfort in my upper abdomen just below my sternum? The mild pain is felt in my upper back as well.

Couple of things: This symptom could be related to esophagitis/gastritis/ulcer (is it worse after eating/swallowing or not?), or possibly pancreatitis (is it relieved by slouching forward, or made worse by drinking alcohol?). If it persists, you should consult dr and get upper GI and/or lab work for pancreatitis. ...Read more

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25F with on and off chest pain near my sternum.. Random onset. 3/10. If I press on chest or stomach I can feel heartbeat. Whats going on?

25F with on and off chest pain near my sternum.. Random onset. 3/10. If I press on chest or stomach I can feel heartbeat. Whats going on?

Hard to say: your age and the type of discomfort you're noting makes it unlikely that this is terribly worrisome but you should discuss with your PCP. In regard to the pulsation in your abdomen you are likely feeling your abdominal aorta which is likely normal especially if you are thin. ...Read more

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Pain in up/mid abdomen just below sternum.No naseau.Strted jog'n 3 weeks ago.Gradual onset of pain 1 wk ago. Getting worse.Like a punch.?

Get evaluated: This could be serious as it is getting worse. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more