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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?

Swallowed heart?: Just kidding! Most likely you are feeling the pulsation from your aorta the large blood vessel that starts at the heart and courses down the middle of your body. ...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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Is it normal to feel your own heartbeat somewhere in your stomach?

Is it normal to feel your own heartbeat somewhere in your stomach?

Yes: The abdominal portion of the aorta runs deep in the stomach and pulsates with the heart beat. ...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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Is it normal for your stomach to feel hard and to be able to see your heartbeat?

Is it normal for your stomach to feel hard and to be able to see your heartbeat?

No: A distented stomach is not normal. It could be something more benign like gassy distention, however other possibilities include an illeus or bowel obstruction.
Would get checked if you are hurting or if problem persists. ...Read more

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I feel a heartbeat on the left side and in the middle of my stomach why not the right?

I feel a heartbeat on the left side and in the middle of my stomach why not the right?

Anatomy 101: Most people's hearts are to the left of the midline, above the stomach. ...Read more

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I am not thin, but feel my heartbeat in my stomach. What could this be? Is it normal?

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

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Is it possible for you to feel your own heartbeat if you press hard against your stomach?

Is it possible for you to feel your own heartbeat if you press hard against your stomach?

Especially if: You are relatively thin, you may feel the pulsation of the abdominal aorta if you press down on your stomach. ...Read more

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For the past few days I can feel my heartbeat in my stomach. It's really strong should I be worried?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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