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What If It Feels Like You Have 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What does it mean when you feel a heartbeat in your stomach or when you can see your stomach beating like a heart?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Yes: At your age, it's normal. I'll bet you're thin? ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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