Why the stomach thump?
June 17, 2008 7:50 AM Subscribe
Why does my stomach thump when I lay down? or really Does your stomach thump?
posted by fructose to health & fitness (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Lately, for the past few months or so, I've noticed my stomach/abdomen pulsing or thumping (basically along with my heartbeat). It's so noticeable now that I can't sleep or lay on my back without it annoying me. I can only sleep on my side. It's not painful.
I've read online that this can be a sign of an aortic aneurysm, which itself can either be dangerous or not-dangerous, depending on the size, but has to be monitored.
I've also read that everyone's stomach pulses somewhat. I'm pretty thin and don't have much padding in that area, so it could just be that, but I don't want to let something go that could potentially be dangerous. I also don't want to go to the doctor and have them think I'm a crazy hypochondriac.
Does your stomach pulse when you lay down? Have you seen a doctor for it? What did they say?