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abdominal aortic aneurysm symptoms in women

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO answered
36 years experience Psychiatry
Aneurysm symptom: It is usually detected by examination of the abdomen and auscultation: we can feel the size manually and hear the murmur of the circulation in an enla ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO answered
36 years experience Psychiatry
AAA 10cm: Not heard of 10cm, must be a very lucky person to be alive till then, as surgery is indicated when it reaches above 4.5cm diameter.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Talk with doctor: Age, male sex, caucasion ancestry, genetics, smoking, high blood pressure, and COPD are the main risk factors for abdominal aortic aneurysm. Elderly w ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
Uncertain: Typically patient should have abdominal or back pain for months to years however one can be completely asymtomatic and have sudden pain in abdomen and ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Several: Jon ritter (three's company), lucille ball, jonathan larson (wrote the play "rent").
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Very rare: There ara certain inherited conditions that can lead to aneurysmsl formation in young people. Marfans syndrome is probably the most common of these.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience Vascular Surgery
Possibly: If the u/s was not performed for the express purpose of looking at the aorta, or if there were technical considerations like intestinal gas or body ha ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
AAA: read this: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000162.htm
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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Varies greatly: AAA symptoms may be acute or chronic and ranges from progressive decline of organ system functions such muscle pain/atrophy, kidney dysfunction to sud ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Rare: Yes but quite rare. There could be an unexpected inherited disorder of the vascular arterial wall such as marfan's disease. It would be uncommon and u ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Silent until rupture: Aaas are typically silent- no signs or symptoms until it starts to rupture. If you are thin and have a large aneurysm you may see it pulsating above t ... Read More
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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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It is possible: ... For aortic aneurysms to occur in young people, but only in rare cases of connective tissue disorders, such as Marfan syndrome or loeys-dietz syndr ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Williamson
Specializes in Family Medicine
No, but: We don't see a lot of abdominal aortic aneurysms, but they are more common in men who have smoked. Preventive medicine guidelines suggest that all me ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Because of elevated blood pressure. But it can happen any time. Once it ruptures, chance of death increases by a lot, so it is better to have it res ... 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
32 years experience General Surgery
Ultrasound: A high quality abdominal ultrasound is the best test to exclude an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Don't delay and get checked out today! good luck!
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not sure: We are not sure why this is the case. The most widely accepted theory is that aaas arise from an inflammatory process related to atherosclerosis. The ... Read More
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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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Most often none: In most cases there are'nt any symptoms. Chest pain and/ or back pain is associated with a rapidly enlarging or tearing aneurysm.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No. : Dissections may become aneurysmal. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a full thickness dilatation of the aortic wall. In a dissection, there is a tear of ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Ultrasound: We use abdominal ultrasound to screen for abdominal aortic aneurysm. It is very sensitive and specific for that diagnosis.
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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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