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I am a 68 yr old woman and I feel like there's a pulse in my

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I am a 68 yr old woman and I feel like there's a pulse in my stomach sometimes, like ther's a baby there. I've had constipation lately. Could this be blockage in my intestine?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.

Where do you feel the pulse exactly?

How frequently?

Do you feel any pain?

When did you pass stool last?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I already answered the above questions but I don't know where it went. Anyway, I'll answer them again. Here we go:The pulse is to the left of my navel but about 4" higher than my navel.Not very frequent. About every other day or so.Sometimes I feel a sharp pain to the left side of my stomach. Sometimes at the base of my belly but those come when I feel constipated.I passed stool this morning
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for all the information.
I am sorry for late answer as your first reply did not reach me.
The pulsation can be from a few possibilities.
There can be movement of intestine or peristalsis.
This can occur from distension from gases.
Constipation can be associated with collection of gas,
This can cause cramps of intestine, pain.
Another possibility is aneurysm or abnormal dilation of arteries.
An organ lying over an artery can transmit the pulsation.
This would need an examination by doctor in person.
An ultrasound examination of abdomen will be helpful.
I hope this information helps.
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