Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Expert Forum
Urgent
About This Forum:

Questions in the Peripheral Arterial Disease forum are answered by Dr. Lee Kirksey, associate professor at The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Topics covered include abdominal aortic aneurysm , amputation, arteriovenous fistula, atherectomy, carotid artery surgery , cholesterol , claudication, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) , endovascular aortic stent graft (EVAR), stent placement , stroke prevention, varicose veins , and venous insufficiency .

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Urgent

I am a 19 yr old female, 5'4'' 115 lbs, typically classified as petite. Over the last few months i have noticed this extreme pulsating in my upper abdomen, between my rib cage, towards the left side. Sometimes when i lay down it will pulsate so hard that if i put something like, a phone, or remote where i can visibly see it pulsating , it will beat with such force to knock the object off. Although it doesn't particularly hurt it is a nuisance and i was wondering what this is and if it is anything to worry about ?
Related Discussions
469720_tn?1388149949
Yes this is something to worry about. It could be an aneurysm or other vascular structure. It is abnormal to have a pulsatile structure palplable in the abdomen. I recommend seeking immediate medical attention. good luck
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
469720_tn?1388149949
Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
cleveland, OH
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank