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Dr. Janet Greenhut
42 years experience Preventive Medicine
A number of them: Go to medlineplus http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/aorticaneurysm.Html for links to sites about abdominal aortic aneurysm.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: If the AAA is below the threshold for repair (~5cm in men and ~4.5cm in women), then lifting weights is relatively safe. Once the aneurysm reaches the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience Vascular Surgery
Vascular laboratory: Most AAA are hard to detect by physical exam unless the patient is fairly thin. Ultrasound is the most common imaging study to screen for aaa. You c ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
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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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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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Bulge in the aorta: The aorta is the largest blood vessel in the body, carrying blood from the heart - to the internal organs - and the legs. An aneurysm is a weakness i ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
With twists/bends: The term "tortuous" simply means: full of twists, turns and bends. In medicine we use this to describe the pathway of veins or arteries. When either v ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
17 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not typically: Abdominal aortic aneurysms, when large enough, can sometimes be felt by pressing on the abdomen. This feels like a very prominent pulse in the abdomen ... Read More
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

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