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What does it mean if you feel a heartbeat in your stomach?

What does it mean if you feel a heartbeat in your stomach?

Common symptom: It could be a result of the heart itself resting upon the diaphragm (breathing muscle) which lies, just above the stomach. It could also mean the main artery, that feeds blood to the lower body, is being felt. Other possibilities too, since blood pulsates throughout your entire body. You should get a thorough history and physical exam, by your doctor for evaluation. ...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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What does it mean when you can feel heartbeat in your stomach?

What does it mean when you can feel heartbeat in your stomach?

Heartbeat in stomach: This sensation can be normal but at times it may signify a bulging out of the aorta or other vessel called an aneurysm
of the vessel. This could be dangerous. Best if you make an appointment with your doctor for an examination to check this out. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you can see and feel a heartbeat in your stomach and when you touch it it hurts and feels like there's a lump there?

What does it mean when you can see and feel a heartbeat in your stomach and when you touch it it hurts and feels like there's a lump there?

Heartburn: Heartburn and gastritis will irritate the lining of the stomach in the lower part of the esophagus and can often times present with tenderness in the upper abdominal region. The lump you are feeling there is probably your xiphoid bone that has recently come to your attention. This is a small bone right at the bottom of the breastplate. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a heartbeat in your stomach?

What does it mean to have a heartbeat in your stomach?

Can be norm if thin: Most abdominal aortic aneurysms (aaas) are asymptomatic, not detectable on physical examination, and silent until discovered during other testing. Smoking, hypertension, and family history are clinical risk factors for the development of an aneurysm. Ultrasound, the preferred method of screening, is cost-effective in high-risk patients. If you are an at risk pt - get screened. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a heartbeat in your stomach?

What does it mean if you have a heartbeat in your stomach?

Palpitations: One should not feel any heart beat in the stomach area, however in some rare instances that could probably indicate a possible aortic aneurysm (swelling or ballooning of the big artery in the body, namely aorta). Would recommend to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What's it mean when you feel your heartbeat in your stomach while laying on your side?

What's it mean when you feel your heartbeat in your stomach while laying on your side?

Not unusual: Most probably, u r a thin person, & the "side" that u r laying on is the left side. The heart & the stomach lay side-by-side (separated only by the diaphragm), & especially when u lean to the left, the pulsations of the heart can b transmitted to the abdomen. You feel it against the hard surface of the floor. To my knowledge, there's no clinical significance of this symptom/finding. TTYD if worr ...Read more

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What it mean if I can see and feel a heartbeat in my stomach very well but don't have pain when I touch it?

What it mean if I can see and feel a heartbeat in my stomach very well but don't have pain when I touch it?

May be normal: In your stomach is the aorta and one can feel that pulse when teh hear beats. It is easier to feel if you are thin. You did not mention your age and if you are older, if you smoke, if you vascular disease this can be a problem. You need to clarify with your physican. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have s heartbeat in my stomach?

Pulsating artery: I'm guessing that you are thin and you can feel your aorta or even see it pulsating the aorta is a large artery that takes bloodvfrom the heart to the rest ofbthe body. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I can feel a heavy heartbeat in my stomach?

Many possibilities: I agree with the other answer given. However, if you are an adult person, the differential diagnosis must include an abdominal aortic aneurysm. You should absolutely discuss this with your primary doctor. Also, if symptoms persist or worsen, a trip to the emergency department may also be warranted. ...Read more

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I just had a baby 4 months ago and I just recently been feeling a pulse in my stomach Like a heartbeat I'm scared now. What does that mean?

I just had a baby 4 months ago and I just recently been feeling a pulse in my stomach Like a heartbeat I'm scared now. What does that mean?

NOT TO WORRY: You have been "used" to having a large human being lying in a sac between your abdominal AORTA which PULSATES each time theheart beats....Baby is gone now!!! It is "natural" to be more AWARE of this pulsation! IGNORE IT AND IT WILL GO AWAY
Meantime CONGRATULATIONS on your new PERSON!

Hope this helps

DR Z ...Read more

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What's it means if you can feel your heart beat in your stomach?

What's it means if you can feel your heart beat in your stomach?

Heart beat: If you have a large liver or distended abdoment the pulsations generated by cardiac contraction might be conducted noticeably to the abdomen and felt. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you can feel a heart beat in your stomach?

What does it mean when you can feel a heart beat in your stomach?

Can be norm if thin: Most abdominal aortic aneurysms (aaas) are asymptomatic, not detectable on physical examination, and silent until discovered during other testing. Smoking, hypertension, and family history are clinical risk factors for the development of an aneurysm. Ultrasound, the preferred method of screening, is cost-effective in high-risk patients. If you are an at risk pt - get screened. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your heart beat is the same as your stomach's beat?

What does it mean when your heart beat is the same as your stomach's beat?

Heart beat: The stomach doesn't 'beat'. It does contract called peristalsis to push food along. This is not nearly so rapid as the heart rate. ...Read more

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I have a heart beat in my stomach and not my chest, and recently lost my verginity what does that mean?

I have a heart beat in my stomach and not my chest, and recently lost my verginity what does that mean?

Virginity: One does not "lose" one's virginity, one usually chooses to join in voluntarily. If the awareness now of your heartbeat is in the upper part of your abdomen, perhaps that is due to weight loss, increasing blood pressure, or the possibility of pregnancy. HRS, MD, FACC ...Read more

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What does it mean when you feel or hear something in your stomach that feels and sounds like a heart beat?

What does it mean when you feel or hear something in your stomach that feels and sounds like a heart beat?

It's your pulse: The heart pumps blood through your abdomen and lower body through the abdominal aorta. This is a large artery and you can often feel it pulsating in the center of your abdomen below the rib cage. ...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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At my first doctors apt I heard my baby's heart beat with a Doppler in my lower abdomen does that mean I'm about 10 weeks pregnant?

At my first doctors apt I heard my baby's heart beat with a Doppler in my lower abdomen does that mean I'm about 10 weeks pregnant?

12 weeks: Usually you do not hear the HR with an external Doppler until 12 weeks because in most women that's when the uterus is above the pubic bone. That's a rule of thumb though, in some cases esp. If you are very thin you could hear it earlier. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a person feels a heart beat in the stomatch?

What does it mean when a person feels a heart beat in the stomatch?

No mucho!: It doesn't mean much. You may be thin or just more aware than average. Of greater importance is: what is the rate? Is it regular or irregular? Does it hurt? It's painless, regular and hr is 60-100 at rest, you're perfectly normal. ...Read more

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Why do I feel a heartbeat in my stomach?

Why do I feel a heartbeat in my stomach?

Swallowed heart?: Just kidding! Most likely you are feeling the pulsation from your aorta the large blood vessel that starts at the heart and courses down the middle of your body. ...Read more

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What if you have heartbeat in your stomach?

If you are slender: It may the pulsations of your abdominal aorta. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel your heartbeat in your stomach, if you push down hard?

Is it normal to feel your heartbeat in your stomach, if you push down hard?

Can be.: Many people are able to feel a pulse in their abdomen, particularly if they happen to be thin. It is definitely not abnormal. ...Read more

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I can feel a heartbeat in my stomach and not my chest and my stomach hurts!?

I can feel a heartbeat in my stomach and not my chest and my stomach hurts!?

Happens: Your normal heart rests on your diaphragm and some people perceive their heart beat better in their abdomen. If you have a stomach ache, please see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why can I feel a heartbeat in my stomach to the left of my belly button? I am not thin though.

Why can I feel a heartbeat in my stomach to the left of my belly button? I am not thin though.

Pulse in aorta: You can palpate (feel with your finger) your heart beat in multiple spots on your body. We call this your pulse. Most likely your are feeling your pulse in your abdominal aorta. A large artery. ...Read more

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In a very thin person is it normal to feel your heartbeat in your stomach when laying flat on back? Sometimes its very strong other times its faint

Feeling heartbeat: You are likely feeling your aortic pulsation simply due to being very thin. This sensation can normally vary from weak to strong. I wouldn''t worry. ...Read more

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Hi Dr. Prefer I have a little problem my stomach keeps gurgling and I feel a heartbeat in my stomach this is really weird please help by the way I'm very active I play basketball constantly and I don't know what to do please help!!!

Hi Dr. Prefer I have a little problem my stomach keeps gurgling and I feel a heartbeat in my stomach this is really weird please help by the way I'm very active I play basketball constantly and I don't know what to do please help!!!

BRAT diet: Assuming you are not pregnant, this sounds like Gastritis. "Upset stomach" Give rest to your stomach by drinking plenty of water, Carbonated beverages (non caffeinated) and avoid regular food like salads, Cheezy, spicy greasy food and meat. ...Read more

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What is this noticeable heartbeat in the abdomen?

What is this noticeable heartbeat in the abdomen?

Normal if You're Thin: It's the pulsation of the aorta which runs just left of or in the midline. In thinner persons of your age, it should be easily felt. ...Read more

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Why heartbeat in stomach?

Why heartbeat in stomach?

Contact Dr. Or E.R.: A heartbeat or pulse can be felt in certain places with certain activities. However, if a person feels a pulsation in the stomach or abdomen, the concern is an aneurysm of the aorta. If the aorta keeps enlarging and breaks open, the person will die. There are other things that can cause pulsation feelings, but the aorta problem (AAA) is easily detected on ultrasound, and is potentially fatal. ...Read more

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Why can I feel my heartbeat in my stomach?

Why can I feel my heartbeat in my stomach?

Heart beat: You may have a thin abdominal wall and you are feeling your descending aorta pulsating. It is a normal phenomenon ...Read more

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Seems like there's a heartbeat in my stomach?

That is your aorta: The aorta is the largest blood vessel in the body and in the abdomen, runs in front of your spine. A slender person may feel this normally, particularly if excited, or blood pressure is high. In a normal or overweight body type, you may want to get this checked to make sure you don't have an enlarged aorta (aneurysm). A simple ultrasound is an easy way to check it if your doctor is concerned. ...Read more