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What does it mean when I lay down and I feel and see throbbing In my stomach?

What does it mean when I lay down and I feel and see throbbing In my stomach?

Normal: It can be aneurism of abdominal aorta also, if older age, advanced shyphilis, Family hx. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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Why does my stomach pulsate after I eat?

Why does my stomach pulsate after I eat?

Not certain: I don't know if you are seeing pulsations from your abdominal aorta or if you are experiencing increased peristalsis which you are able to see. I think maybe one the GI doctors on Health Tap can give you a more definitive answer. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a throbbing pain in my lower right abdomen. What is it?

I have a throbbing pain in my lower right abdomen. What is it?

More specific: Information would be helpful here, but a full history and exam will likely be needed to sort this out. ...Read more

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What ciuld cause this throbbing in my lower left side of my stomach?

What ciuld cause this throbbing in my lower left side of my stomach?

Thaat would be: That would likely be your abdominal aorta. That is normal unless its getting bigger. Usually if you are a smoker especially, you can get an abdominal aortic aneurysm but that happens later in life and must be monitored for. ...Read more

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While at the gym, I felt a sharp pain in my back and my abdomen started throbbing right away?

While at the gym, I felt a sharp pain in my back and my abdomen started throbbing right away?

It depends: A little bit more information is needed here. Most likely this is muscle strain from overuse, but it could be a visceral problem like an ulcer or abdominal aortic aneurysm. If it only happened once I would write it off as over use, but if it keeps happening you should probably get it checked out with a medical professional. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a throbbing pain not severe on my lower right side of my abdominal for the last few days?

Hi, I have a throbbing pain not severe on my lower right side of my abdominal for the last few days?

Many possible causes: Abdominal pain, regardless of how severe, can have many causes, some of which are serious. Examples of serious causes include appendicitis, diverticulitis, bowel perforation, aneurysm, etc. Best to see your family doctor or internist to find the cause of your abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What could be causing the throbbing pain in my lower left abdomen it come and goes for about 3 months?

What could be causing the throbbing pain in my lower left abdomen it come and goes for about 3 months?

See ur doctor: Multiple potential causes for chronic/recurrent lower left abd pain incl. Ovarian/endometrial probs, kidney stones, diverticular disease/constipation, recurrent urinary tract infection. As many of these are treatable/reversible, see ur MD. More info needed but red flags requiring urgent attention incl. Blood, fever, worse pain, wgt loss. Happy to consult further and review results of tests so far ...Read more

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For the first time ever I had sharp throbbing stomach when I woke in the morning. The throbbing has continued all day along with rumbling. What?

For the first time ever I had sharp throbbing stomach when I woke in the morning. The throbbing has continued all day along with rumbling. What?

Not enough info: A proper diagnosis of a symptom of abdominal pain requires a careful history and physical examination.
You need to have a consultation with a physician if your pain continues. ...Read more

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I am a bit unsure where to go but came here as a last resort. For about 6 months now I have had on and off throbbing pain in my lower left abdomen?

I am a bit unsure where to go but came here as a last resort. For about 6 months now I have had on and off throbbing pain in my lower left abdomen?

Go to the Doctor: You need a thorough medical exam. If your physician is not finding the cause then I would suggest a GI specialist given this symptom is most likely in the colon. ...Read more

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Throbbing in spine going to abdomen?

Throbbing in spine going to abdomen?

Need more info: Pain in the back that feels like a throbbing can be caused by a wide variety of problems, most likely in the abdomen or pelvis. An evaluation by your doctor may help identify what is going on for you. ...Read more

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What can cause a throbbing pain on my lower left side of my abdomen?

What can cause a throbbing pain on my lower left side of my abdomen?

Many possibilities: Common Causes of Left Lower Quadrant abdominal pain include: Cystitis, prostatitis, Pelvic inflammatory disease, constipation, Rectal abscesses, bowel obstruction, urinary tract infections, ovarian cysts in women, and pregnancy. If the pain persists for more than a couple of days, or if it becomes severe, see Your PCP. ...Read more

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What would cause throbbing and pulsing in my lower right side of my abdomen?

What would cause throbbing and pulsing in my lower right side of my abdomen?

See doctor: You need to see a doctor pronto since this may be the sign of an aneurysm. ...Read more

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I have a throbbing pain in my left abdomen that started in the middle of the night and hasn't stopped. Not painful just very annoying. Is this urgent?

I have a throbbing pain in my left abdomen that started in the middle of the night and hasn't stopped. Not painful just very annoying. Is this urgent?

Could be significant: Any other symptoms? Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, fever, chills, sweats? Did this start after a meal, or just in its own in the middle of the night? Hard to know if it's significant without more information, but could be something like diverticulitis or gastritis. ...Read more

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I am a 24 year old female and for the past year after I had my baby a year ago I have been feeling my stomach pulsate. I also see it as well when I'm laying down on my back. I have no pain but I'm a little worried...

I am a 24 year old female and for the past year after I had my baby a year ago I have been feeling my stomach pulsate. I also see it as well when I'm laying down on my back. I have no pain but I'm a little worried...

Pulsating: If you are a thin person it is not unusual to feel or see pulsation in the area of your stomach related to your aorta. Have it checked by your doctor. If there is any concern he will have the area imaged. All the best. ...Read more

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Throbbing sharp pain in left stomach?

Throbbing sharp pain in left stomach?

More info: Need better history please. Did you have trauma? When was last bowel movement? Etc. Need more history to help you please ...Read more

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My stomach has been throbbing lately, and I have no idea why?

My stomach has been throbbing lately, and I have no idea why?

See a doctor: Of course for a healthy 17 years old it will not be anything serious
stress could be a factor
, cramping from female issues could cause throbbing and pain
spasm in the digestive system could be another factor
to be assure and to be safe see your doctor
good luck ...Read more

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I'm having throbbing pain on my right side of my stomach it come and goes.

I'm having throbbing pain on my right side of my stomach it come and goes.

Right side pain: My first concern with right sided abdominal pain would be appendicitis. Appendicitis pain occurs usually in the lower right side. Other causes of pain on the right side are be gallbladder, ovary, kidney and occasionally, the stomach. Abdominal pain is not something you should ignore, I advise being seen asap. ...Read more

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I have had a throbbing pain in my lower right abdomen and it itches too, if that makes sense. It feels like the itch is internal.?

I have had a throbbing pain in my lower right abdomen and it itches too, if that makes sense. It feels like the itch is internal.?

RLQ pain /itch: Itch can be a sign of pain. RLQ abnormalities can be ovarian, or gastrointestinal including appendix or even stone/ UTI. Would follow up today at doc/urgent care get U/A may need imaging sonogram or Ct ot evaluate ovary/ appendix ...Read more

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I have had throbbing pain in lower right abdomen all day. No other major symptoms. Did have a good bit to drink last night could this be the cause?

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I have had throbbing pain in lower right abdomen all day. No other major symptoms. Did have a good bit to drink last night could this be the cause?

Maybe (not). . .: Drinking to excess is never a good idea. But when someone complains of right lower quadrant pain, we always worry about appendicitis, especially if nausea/vomiting, fevers/sweats/chills, pain w/movement, pain that originally started around belly button. Check out http://goo. Gl/ZXUKR3 & http://goo. Gl/EiE7Nv. Then see your GP or go to A&E if symptoms worsen/progress. ...Read more

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My boyfriend was awakened last night with throbbing pain so bad he was in tears. This pain was down the left side of his abdomen and into his groin.

Acute Pain: Pain is never managed on the internet. Acute pain as you describe it seems to be the very definition of when one is to go see their physician. ...Read more

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I keep having random sharp throbbing stomach pains on my left side?

I keep having random sharp throbbing stomach pains on my left side?

Pain: Pain that lasts only briefly, even if it is sharp, severe and/or throbbing is usually benign. If your pain becomes constant, or lasts more that 40 minutes, or is associated with fever, vomiting, sweats, shortness of breath, a bulge then you need to be concerned and get in for an evaluation. If you are missing any of your vaccinations, routine health maintenance then get them done. ...Read more

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Real bad throbbing pain in lower right area of my stomach. What do you suggest docs?

Stomach or Abdomen?: If stomach, consider taking an antacid/drink some milk (one time just for a diagnosis. Don't drink milk for this on an on-going basis). If symptoms resolve, feel better, maybe stomach related, and would see your GI doctor. If no relief, may be your heart, and would go to the hospital. If you smoke, have a family history of heart disease, are over-weight, would go to hospital by ambulance. ...Read more

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I have this throbbing pain in the middle of the my stomach toward the right at the top. It comes and goes. I am 25. What could it be?

ABDOMINAL PAIN: Could be nothing at all pathologically speaking; but two possibilities that come to mind are astro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and gallbladder disease (biliary colic). If your symptoms persist or get worse, you primary care doctor needs to know about it so they can help coordinate your next step. ...Read more

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For the past couple of days I have had a throbbing pain in my upper abdomen right below/around the left side of my ribcage. What could it be?

Abdomen/thorax pain: Most likely if this is a musculoskeletal injury it sounds like an abdominal muscle/rib cage muscle strain. This is usually caused from a twisting injury of the ribcage/upper torso. (commonly seemingly elliptical training with use of arms on the machine). If other abdominal complaints occur or begin to arise (diarrhea, constipation etc) then a thorough exam of the abdomen is recommended. ...Read more

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Whenever I lay down on my stomach I feel a throbbing in the bottom of my stomach, and it also makes me feel sick when I lay on it for too long.

Whenever I lay down on my stomach I feel a throbbing in the bottom of my stomach, and it also makes me feel sick when I lay on it for too long.

See below: What you are feeling is the aorta, which is the biggest blood vessel in our body, connected to our heart. It distributes oxygenated blood to our system. It is normal to feel the beatings in the abdomen especially if a person is thin. Avoid pressing on it of u are lighthearted to let blood flow. ...Read more