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What Does It Mean When I Can Feel A Strong Pulse In My Stomach
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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?
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
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
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???
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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