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Suffer from bad migraines, uncomfortable feeling under right side ribs, pulsating vein. What is this ?

I suffer from bad migraines. Tidy I had one, along with it I had this strange uncomfortable feeling under my ribs, right side. It felt like a vein was pulsating to my heart beat along with that it felt bubble ly When I took my imitrex the migraine subsided along with the strange pulsing in ribs. I don t normally get the sensation not sure what it was
Asked On : Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.

The strange sensations below your rib cage could be due to benign fasciculations, that is, twitching of muscles in that region. These are not abnormal and there is no need to worry about them. They could be related to exhaustion of tiredness.

If similar symptoms recur or involve other parts of body, then, you would need to consult a neurologist for evaluation.

I hope it helps.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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Answered: Tue, 19 Nov 2013
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