Posted by: Calvin | 2018/01/11


Pulsating pain in lower abdomen

Results on "what can be the cause of a pulsating lower right abdomen. When I touch the area I can literally feel the pulsating. Yet there is no pain associated with it." 

Expert's Reply


Cancer expert
- 2018/01/12

Dear Calvin

Thank you for making enquiries through Health24. It is a pity that you did not try to provide some additional information, e.g. is the pulsating feeling in sinc with your heartbeat? Is it constant or only when you sit, lie, walk, etc? You also did not indicate where in your abdomen you feel the pulsation and whether your abdomen feels rigid.

I would, however, suggest that you urgently make an appointment with your doctor to have this investigated. There could be a simple answer to the pulsating feeling, however, it may also be something much more serious like an aortic aneurysm which, if untreated, may have serious consequences.

During the physical examination your doctor will examine your abdomen. If you have an abdominal aortic aneurysm, he/she may notice a mass near your stomach. Your abdomen may feel stiff or rigid, and there may be a rhythmic, pulsating sensation within the abdomen. This pulsation can feel similar to a heartbeat. (MCH).

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