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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronen Elefant
12 years experience Critical Care
Unlikely: Unless you have an inherited or congenital abnormality of connective tissue, it's unlikely at your age. It is not unusual to be able to feel an abdomi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Niel Venter
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unlikely: Aneurysms of Aorta takes a long time to form. It first needs damage to the wall of the artery , then it slowly dilates to develop an aneurysm. Thus ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Pretty low: Unless he/she has a congenital malformation or predisposition for aneurysm formation. Abdominal aortic aneurysms, in general, is caused by atheroscle ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Indirectly: The best ways to diagnose an abdominal aortic aneurysm are by ct scan or ultrasound. However, in a thin person, one may palpate a pulsatile mass in t ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Gerndt
31 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Usually not: Typically, an abdominal aneurysm causes no symptoms until it ruptures or rapidly expands. In the event of rupture, the pain is sudden and severe. So ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
48 years experience Vascular Surgery
Unlikely: At your age unless you have a connective tissue disorder or acromegaly an aneurysm is extremely unlikely.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Hypertension & genes: Genetics plus hypertension plus age.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Rare: In general this is really a common associated symptom, as aortic aneurysm often don't have any symptoms. If they do, the symptoms tend to be abdominal ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
No: Chest x-ray does not look at abdomen. X-ray of the abdomen cannot evaluate such vascular disease either.
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Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience General Surgery
Could be: Kidney stones or a hernia. See your doctor.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Hard to say w/o exam: In a thin person often you can actually feel the normal aorta pulse. The aorta divides into a left and right common iliac arteries at the level of you ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Impossible to say: It is impossible to know over the internet whether the vascular and GI issues are related. Speak with a gastroenterologist.
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Weakness: or bubble in either the distal sub renal aorta or actually on the renal artery, a branch of the abdominal aorta. It is important to document the size ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vorhies
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Why choose?: Prior to endovascular stent graft treatments of aneurysms, open thoracic aneurysm repair was definitely more risky than repair of the more common abdo ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience Cardiology
Yes: From the descriptions on the question I strongly believe you have intestinal ischemia and atherosclerotic vascular disease .Need to to be aggressive ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sometimes, but...: Occasionally disks in the mid back (thoracic) can irritate nerves that can cause pain in the belly area (skin level). It may be accompanied by numbnes ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
It is unlikely that: you could generate sufficient pressure on your abdomen to do yourself any harm. Even if you already had a large aneurysm present it would be unlikely ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Chest pain is the most common presenting symptom for thoracic aortic aneurysm. However, in some patients, the initial symptom may be rupture presenti ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
42 years experience Preventive Medicine
It's normal: It's normal to be able to feel a pulse in your abdomen. The aorta is quite large there and it's easy to detect a pulse.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: Trauma such as falling does not cause aaas. They typically form slowly over time due to inflammation in the wall of the aorta. Risk factors are age >6 ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Nerves in area: It sounds like your femoral artery was operated on. There are several nerves that are covering and are adjacent to that artery. Those nerves can get ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Peptic disease: Pyloprospasm (spasm of valve between stomach and duodenum), peptic ulcer disease or pancreatic issues. Try mylanta or Prilosec and if not better, then ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marco Paliotta
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not reliable test.: If an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) has been present for a long time, calcium deposits in wall of the AAA may be visible on x-ray but this is unreli ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Get evaluated: If you know you have a splenic artery aneurysm from prior imaging and doc visits, and you are now in new pain then go to er. If you splenic artery ane ... Read More
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