I can feel my heart bulging when I put my finger on ribs while lying on left side. I've been stressed lately. What is this? So afraid

Called PMI, which. means Point of Maximal Impulse, commonly an ~2 cm or smaller area, between ribs, in which the push of the left lower tip of the heart can be felt during most heart contractions, as it twists & pushes against the intercostal muscles during each heart beat. Feeling for the PMI is an examination detail taught to MDs for heart exam. Look up/study the Alya Red video on youtube.com for some background.
Normal. This is the normal pulsation of your heart. Be sure to follow up regarding your prior kidney pronlems. Anxiety may also cause you to more easily sense your heartbeat. Relaxation techniques may help!

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I can feel my heart bulging when I put my finger on ribs while lying on left side. I've been stressed lately. What is this? Please help.

Heart. You are very young and if you are skinny you may be able to feel your heart or pal pâté a portion of it . There is nothing to worry about , but however you are having any heart sym, Chest pain , pressure , dizziness etc , then you must see your doctor immediately.from your history looks like you have CAD and you are on statins and if what you are feeling is new , please see your doctor. . Read more...

I can feel my heart bulging when I put my finger on ribs while lying on left side. I've been stressed lately. What is this? Pls help me.

PMI. This is called the "point of maximum impulse" and is a normal finding. It is, in fact, best felt when lying left side down. It is usually in the mid-clavicular line, at the 5th intercostal space. Read more...