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Scared I have an abdominal aorta problem :(
CallMeBlondie posted:
I'm 21 and a female, I never noticed this until recently. I have General Anxiety Disorder and since about May it's been acting up really bad so I don't know if this could be a cause. Anyways, the past few months or so I've noticed a pulsing in my stomach and can feel it sometimes when I lean forward against a pillow. It doesn't really hurt and I don't feel a mass or anything, when I press on it I feel it pulsing with my heartbeat. I've read it's normal but I've also read it can also be symptom of an aneurysm and i'm terrified. I don't know what to think. Any help would be appreciated.
cardiostarusa1 responded:

......"and I'm terrified. I don't know what to think"

All the more reason to see a/your doctor promptly and get a complete/thorough check-up, especially since various medical problems/conditions (some minor, some major) obviously may/can occur at any time and at ANY AGE.

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Abdominal aortic aneurysm

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Noteworthy, in some individuals, as applicable, more so if there is a bounding, firm, or strong pulse (for whatever reason, constant or briefly), they can see a rhythmic pulsing or throbbing (in-sync with the heartbeat) in a vein, such as in the hand, arm, or neck, simply because of their body habitus, e.g., thin or thin 'n tall build (or so-called being "thin-skinned") and physique. A pulsing in the chest, and sometimes in the abdomen/stomach, may/can be certainly felt and noticed as well.

Additionally, of the different types/kinds of heart conditions, various symptoms may/can be acute (occurring suddenly), be chronic (occurring over a long period of time), come and go (be transient, fleeting or episodic) or even be silent.

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