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Pounding sensation in certain body parts, subsides on pressing the area hard. Cause?

For as long as I can remember I ve had this pounding sensation in certain parts of my body hit me it random times. Usually it s irregular, maybe once a month or less, but lately it has been happening almost every day. It feels as if someone is taking a hammer from the inside and hitting upwards. The only way to stop the pain is to press down on the area very hard. It is extremely painful. Usually I double over in pain when it happens. It has occurred all over my body but usually near my lower ribs, on both sides, also in my arms, my stomach , and a few times, my legs.
Asked On : Fri, 19 Oct 2012
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Psychologist 's  Response
Dec 2015
Welcome to HCM
We understand your concerns

I went through your problem description. People complain about such problems often and there is nothing to worry.

Pulsation of certain parts from inside occurs when the vein at that particular area is pressurized. You are feeling those pulsations and need to find out why this constriction.

If it is in the stomach or diaphragm are, then it is due to acid reflux. Other regions pulsation need to be checked by a physician. Do visit a physician for further advice.

Hope this clears your doubt. Available for further clarification.
Good luck.
Answered: Sun, 15 Sep 2013
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