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I have a pulsing feeling on my left side just below my

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I have a pulsing feeling on my left side just below my armpit. It increases when I eat or drink coffee. It started about six months ago.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.

Does it hurt or cause any other symptoms?

Are you on any medications for anything presently?

Do you have any other medical problems?

Please let me know.

Kind regards

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It does not hurt. It travels to my left lower back and makes me uncomfortable when I am driving. I am on statins and no other medications.
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

When you touch the pulsating area can you feel the pulsation?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the additional information.

I think that what you are feeling is an artery that is passing through that area.

I understand that this is discomforting but it is not something serious or anything to worry about.

Arteries can be normally present in this area in some people which can be the cause of the pulsations that you are experiencing.

Let me know if you have more questions.

Kind regards

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