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

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes, but . . .

A heartbeat or pulse can be felt in many places with certain activities.
However, if a person feels a large pulsation in the stomach or abdomen (especially if he's been resting), the concern is an aneurysm of the aorta. If the aorta keeps enlarging and breaks open, the person will die. The aorta problem (AAA) is easily detected on an ultrasound scan, and is potentially fatal if not corrected.

In brief: Yes, but . . .

A heartbeat or pulse can be felt in many places with certain activities.
However, if a person feels a large pulsation in the stomach or abdomen (especially if he's been resting), the concern is an aneurysm of the aorta. If the aorta keeps enlarging and breaks open, the person will die. The aorta problem (AAA) is easily detected on an ultrasound scan, and is potentially fatal if not corrected.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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