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Aortic aneurysm. Please comment

I am a healthy 18 year old and have never had any heart problems, I don't smoke or drink or eat that bad ether. I was laying on my stomach and I can feel a pulse in my stomach area. Is this normal? I am not fat but not too skinny. This is scarying me because I typed it into google and got aneurysm and immediately had a mini panic attack. Please comment I am really terrified right now.
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Yes it can be normal to feel a pulse in the stomach area. I wouldn't go googleing things like that, it will give you a whole host of possibilities, enough to scare the life out of anyone. The next thing on the list will be a stomach tumour.
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Thank you for making a comment it really made me feel better. I just have one question do people my age get a aortic anueryms? Nobody in my family has ever had one and I do have high blood pressure ether.
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Well, not usually, let me put this into perspective.
They are uncommon under the age of 60.
1 in 1000 people will develop one between the ages of 60-65 buy over 90 percent will be too small to be concerned about.
Risks of getting an aneurysm increases after the age of 60.
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Thank you that ratio. So just to sum everything up, I don't need to worry about the pulse in my stomach area this is normal and there is a very slim chance of getting one in my age. What is a pulsing bulge mean? I have seen this on my websites in the symptoms of a aortic anuerysm.
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laying on your front will compress the front of the abdomen and you will feel pulses being more obvious. If I lay on my front, I feel the same thing, the harder the floor, the harder the pulse.
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So there isn't really anything to worry about?
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I very very very much doubt it
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