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Dr. Anil
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I Have a pulsating sensation on my left side more towards the

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I Have a pulsating sensation on my left side more towards the back under the rib cage. There is no pain and there is no pain when i push against it, i just feel it pulsating.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 7 years ago.
If the abdominal pulsation corresponds to the heartbeat or pulse, then it is almost always caused by a vascular structure.
In many healthy (and presumably thin) people, the pulsations of the aorta can be felt by hand and even be visible to the naked eye.
Having said this i would suggest you to consult your doctor for further management .
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I feel the pulsating sensation without touching it also. Is not in the abdominal area. It is more under the rib cage under my arm pit more towards the back.
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 7 years ago.
Is the area you describe present below the ribs ?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
It is located exactly on the edge of the rib cage on the bottom.
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 7 years ago.
How far is it from midline ?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Dont know what midline you mean, but if you follow the left edge of your left armpit all the way down to the end of the rib cage, it is located there and maybe an inch more to the left.
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 7 years ago.
In my opinion you should undergo an ultrasound examination especially to evaluate the left kidney and the spleen .
The pulsation can indeed be due to a vascular structure in that area .
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Ok. Thank you very much I will get an ultrasound done.
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 7 years ago.
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