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Abdominal aortic aneurysm symptoms in women

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAOanswered
Psychiatry 38 years experience
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
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Vascular Surgery 22 years experience
Asymptomatic : Most of patients with aortic aneurysms aa are asymptomatic and discovered with routine physical exam , screening duplex ultrasounds and as incidental ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAOanswered
Psychiatry 38 years experience
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.
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
It depends: This is an emergency you do not want to wait for symptoms see a specialist immediately.
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 33 years experience
Rupture AAA: Best care is avoid rupture. Prior to rupture there are little to no symptoms. At time of AAA rupture, a life threatening emergency exists, the risk of... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery 21 years experience
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
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Vascular Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: Abdominal aortic aneurysm or AAA is much more common in males but could happen in females usually at older age.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Specializes in Critical Care
Varies - get fixed!: Symptoms can include back pain, abdominal pain from the streching and pressure inside the aneurysm to surrounding tissues, "blue toe" syndrome ( prega... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
None: An abdominal aortic aneurysm is usually silent and has no symptoms until it is beginning to expand or rupture. If you have a family history or are a h... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
Thoracic Surgery 41 years experience
Possibly: Aneurysms are caused by hypertension, atherosclerosis, and at some time, a weakness in the arterial wall. There are genetic problems which can lead to... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
AAA.: It would be unusual to have an AAA at your age, unless you have some underlying medical condition that would make you more likely to have one at your ... Read More