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Hi, I'm Doctor Robert, a Medical Internist (MD) who deals with diseases of all organ systems. All my education has been completed in the US.
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This can be due to a # of things obviously
The major artery is the aorta in the belly and it is HUGE. Pulsation of this artery can be felt across the ennire abdomen
It does not cause pain, fever, diarrhea, or constipation.
So, that is one possibility.
Another is the renal artery, which lies in the rear of the abdomen, and supplies the kidney. If you're feeling this pulse, you're in BIG trouble.
If you're very thin, it's not abnormal to feel pulsations when laying flat.
If you're concerned, you can have a ultrasound (U/S) of the abdominal aorta to check if it is >5 cardiomyopathy.
that could be centimeters, not cardiomyopathy. Sorry.
A flat abdomen x-ray can be taken to eevaluate for intestinal obstruction of dilaton, and that is a simple test.
But most people at times feel their abdomen pulsing at times, and I don't get concerned very much about this.
If it comes and goes, that is further evidence that it is not a major problem.
But if you want, you can request an ultrasound (U/S) of the abdomen to look at the aorta size.
If you develop pain, then you can go to the ER and be seen. Absent that, this is not likely to be of major concern.
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