Abdominal (aortic?) ‘flutter’

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Jan 7, 2013
I’ve noticed a strange feeling post-AVR. It started once or twice a day, around post-op day 15 or so, and I’m now feeling it more than a dozen times an hour, on this, post-op day 20. It’s like a brief tightness / flutter in my abdomen, about six inches above my bellybutton, and two inches to my left. Almost as if a tiny baby were trying to stick his foot out. (Of the aorta, not the uterus..)

Has anyone had this? Does it go away? Is it something with my descending aorta?

I haven’t been able to find a correlation with it and body position, food, stress.... And it isn’t pain, but it’s still...concerning. If anyone has their experience or a hypothesis to share, I’d be grateful.
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