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aortic aneurysm signs

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
53 years experience Radiology
Chest pain,back pain: A dissecting aneurysm can be silent until it produces complications. The walls of the aorta separate and create two lumens. It can progress back and r ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Pain: Severe pain of chest, back, and abdomen.

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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Sometimes: Sometimes there are no symptoms and it is picked up by ultrasound or a good physician exam. Get checked out by your doctor to see if you need an ultra ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Perhaps: Positive family history, marfans or connective tissue disease, hypertension, smoking, no absolute predictors, but good accurate exams and im ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Anything can develop. The stress test was a moment in time. However, a stress test looks for blockages in the coronary arteries of your heart, not an ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Very Late sign: Since the abdominal aorta is in the retroperitoneum, bleeding most often occurs into the space near the kidneys. Early symptoms are abdominal, back or ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Large aorta: An aortic aneurysm is an aorta which is larger than it should be. This is typically due weakness of the walls of the aorta. This weakness can be sec ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Multiple factors: Smoking and certain genetic factors contribute to the development of aortic aneurysm. Maintaining a normal cholesterol and lipid profile can help red ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Moss
17 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
The aorta: The aorta is the large, main artery that carries blood from the heart. An aneurysm (a portion that dilates or expands to a larger than normal diamete ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Depends: An aortic aneurysm can be the result of inherited conditions like marfan's syndrome. Conversley, aortic aneurysms may appear 'de novo' in those withou ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Congenital or acquir: There is a 10% family inheritance if you have a first degree relative with an aneurysm. There is a strong disposition between smoking and hypertensio ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Specializes in Critical Care
No: It will only get larger and eventually rupture or causes material inside the aneurysm to go into the leg arteries potentially causing need for amputat ... Read More
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