Feeling and seeing a pulse in notch between collarbones? Is this normal?
September 28, 2010 1:42 PM Subscribe
I happened to stumble upon several health articles yesterday that mentioned that young, normal people should not feel a pulse in the little notch between your collarbones at the base of the neck. However, I can definitely feel a pulse in this area.
posted by starpoint to health & fitness (19 answers total)
When I look into the mirror, I can also see the area slightly pulsating in time with my heartbeat. I'm 27 years old and I haven't had any health problems that I know of. I do have scoliosis though so I wonder if that has anything to do with it. I've never had any major treatment regarding scolosis, and I don't have a regular doctor.
I'm wondering if any of you can feel a pulse in that area. Not sure if I should be concerned or if I should make a dr appt. I'm concerned b/c this pulse could be a sign of aortic problems according to the article (aneurysms, tortuosity, etc).