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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 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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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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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 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 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 if you have heartbeat in your stomach?

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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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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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

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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Why do I feel a heartbeat in my stomach?

Why?: Your largest artery-the aorta passes there. If you're thin, if you press in on your stomach - it's normal to feel it. If you're feeling it while you're standing up or doing things, it may be abnormal and should be checked to rule out an aneurysm. ...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

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Heartbeat in stomach can feel it sometimes sometimes not?

Heartbeat in stomach can feel it sometimes sometimes not?

OK: If you are thin, you may be feeling your aorta pulse with your heart rhythm. If you are older or a smoker or have hypertension, it could be serious and you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be able to feel my heartbeat in my stomach?

Yes : See dr. Kwok's answer for a serious caution. But most people if paying attention - and if normal or slim - will be able to feel their aortic pulse. Especially at night when lying quietly. ...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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Can u feel the baby heartbeat in ur stomach at six weeks n a half?

Can u feel the baby heartbeat in ur stomach at six weeks n a half?

Unfortunately no...: Even with a stethoscope (what doc/nurse uses to listen to your heart/lung) you cannot hear the heart beat this early. The heart beat monitor you can purchase at DPT store can pick up heart sound but not at 6 wks--even medical equipment will have a hard time detecting this. Ultrasound can see the heart beating and with amplification, you maybe able to hear. Otherwise, not by naked ear. Congrats! ...Read more

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My so feels a heartbeat near his stomach .He said it never happened before.

My so feels a heartbeat near his stomach .He said it never happened before.

See doctor: This could be caused by abnormal heart rhythm or extra beats. On the other hand it could be nothing especially if it only occurred once. . Best to see your doctor for evaluation and if these symptoms recur then a cardiology eval is recommended. ...Read more

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