iris

Can anyone feel and see a visible pulsation in the dip between the collarbones?

Recommended Posts

I am a very young and healthy female but about a month ago, I noticed a visible pulse in my suprasternal notch i.e the dip between the collarbones. It's very strong and can be easily felt if I put my fingers on there. Im so unbelievably scared by the idea that it could be aortic regurgitation or an aneurysm or some heart related problem. My parents believe that it isn't anything serious and because of quarantine, getting a doctors appointment is hard. I feel like it isn't likely that I have a serious heart problem at such a young age but a part of me is still very scared. I have no family history of ANY heart problems although my paternal aunt recently passed away because of heart problems which I am unaware of as her death is kind of a taboo topic in our family. But she was very old too. Other than her, no one has had any heart problems. On my mother's side, no one has any problems either.

I can sometimes feel my carotids pulsate very strongly too. I have a strong feeling that it could be AR. This is affecting my studies and my grades and I feel so helpless. 

I read somewhere that it could be caused by the thyroid too. I was wondering if any of y'all could tell me how exactly can the thyroid cause it and how likely it is. 

I am so confused and anxious. I don't want to have a life threatening disease at such a young age (I'm 16 btw). I kind of don't want to go to the doctor's. I keep imagining the doctor saying that I have something seriously wrong with me. im too scared. 

If you have any idea what it could be, please put me out of my misery. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Normal. Don't waste your life, especially at 16, worrying about this sort of thing. I agree with your parents that it sounds perfectly normal and harmless.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi, 

I am currently going through the same thing. I am a 17 year old healthy male and feel hard pulsating beats in my neck. As well as this, I sometimes get a weird sensation/ pressure on the top of my head. I have gone to the GP and they said it was anxiety and stress causing this. However, I still think the worst :( Just like you, I'm young and don't want to have a life threatening problem! For me the best thing to do is talk it out. Talk to the GP,  talk to a friend, talk to a teacher or talk to anyone, it really helps. Even if you're scared to go to the GP about hearing bad results just maintain positive as it is just your mind playing tricks on you. I am still going through these sensations but will continue talking until this goes away. 

Hope that helps 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For goodness sake, it's called your pulse! Everyone has it! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, Doug97 said:

For goodness sake, it's called your pulse! Everyone has it! 

Calm down Dougie 😄

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, Doug97 said:

For goodness sake, it's called your pulse! Everyone has it! 

I do know that we have a pulse in our necks but in case you couldn't tell from reading the post, it seemed far from normal. I definitely didn't make the post to get to know from someone as ignorant as you that iTs mY puLSe. 

hopefully you don't make such replies on other people's posts on the forum. 

regardless, thank you for replying 🙂

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/10/2021 at 10:50 PM, panic said:

Hi, 

I am currently going through the same thing. I am a 17 year old healthy male and feel hard pulsating beats in my neck. As well as this, I sometimes get a weird sensation/ pressure on the top of my head. I have gone to the GP and they said it was anxiety and stress causing this. However, I still think the worst 😞 Just like you, I'm young and don't want to have a life threatening problem! For me the best thing to do is talk it out. Talk to the GP,  talk to a friend, talk to a teacher or talk to anyone, it really helps. Even if you're scared to go to the GP about hearing bad results just maintain positive as it is just your mind playing tricks on you. I am still going through these sensations but will continue talking until this goes away. 

Hope that helps 

hi, 

so the doctors too told me it was anxiety induced. I still have it but I have decided to ignore it. it's been a while since I made this post and I just realised how dramatic I was being. 

your reply definitely made me feel better :)) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can feel it.....I put my thumb there and it did pulse.  I just finished a 4.5mi run, though.

It's normal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, iris said:

I definitely didn't make the post to get to know from someone as ignorant as you that iTs mY puLSe. 

🙂

but iT wAs Your PuLse 😅

I apologise if my post was a little abrupt. Glad you are feeling safe. 😊

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Doug97 said:

but iT wAs Your PuLse 😅

I apologise if my post was a little abrupt. Glad you are feeling safe. 😊

it's alright😊

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Now that you mention it, I was looking at my left wrist and I saw my skin moving from my pulse. My physician once told me that some people are more sensitive and aware of there bodily functions such as heart beat/rate, stomach gurgling, etc. and it is normal for that particular individual. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, MARC said:

Now that you mention it, I was looking at my left wrist and I saw my skin moving from my pulse. My physician once told me that some people are more sensitive and aware of there bodily functions such as heart beat/rate, stomach gurgling, etc. and it is normal for that particular individual. 

This is exactly right. You are lucky to have such a knowledgeable physician! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.