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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 more
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 more
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
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
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
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
Yes: The abdominal portion of the aorta runs deep in the stomach and pulsates with the heart beat. ...Read more
Anatomy 101: Most people's hearts are to the left of the midline, above the stomach. ...Read more
Anuerysm or not: It's not uncommon for people to feel your pulse in your abdomen occasionally. However, it can be a sign of a dangerous condition called an abdominal aortic anuerysm (aaa). AAA is screened for with a simple sonogram. It is worth seeing your doc to see if you might need a AAA screen. ...Read more
Especially if: You are relatively thin, you may feel the pulsation of the abdominal aorta if you press down on your stomach. ...Read more
For the past few days I can feel my heartbeat in my stomach. It's really strong should I be worried?
No.: Palpitations or feeling your heart beat is quite common. The fact that you are young is good. Most common causes include anxiety or caffeine intake. Reduce your stress and avoid caffeine and alcohol and you should be better. If you have pain, shortness of breath and or dizziness with the palpitations, then you should take this more seriously. If you are not better soon, then see your md. ...Read more
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
I'm a 23 y.O. Female, weigh 53 kg and can see/feel my heartbeat in my abdomen. Should I get it checked out?
Probably not: Because you are thin, you are most likely seeing and feeling the normal pulsation of your aorta. Unless this is something new, it probably does not need further evaluation. ...Read more
Occasionally I well feel a Random kind of strong heartbeat in my stomach is that normal? When it happens its only one beat
Bad or not: Most likely you are sensing a PVC, an early contraction of your heart that is common and NOT dangerous. Just be sure you don't have any swelling in that area that could indicate an aneurysm which is life threatening. Probably worth a quick doctor visit at some point. For your age, unlikely anything bad though. ...Read more
31 yo male, 6'2, 168 lbs. Can feel my heartbeat in my abdomen when laying down before bed or especially after exercise. Relatively normal?
I can see and feel my heartbeat in my abdomen when I lie down. It's just pulsing up and down with beat, is that normal?
No: This type symptoms and generally can mean something or can be normal in a very thin person. See a primary care doctor in person for a specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
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