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How are unruptured aneurysms diagnosed

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience in Geriatrics
Ultrasound: An abdominal ultrasound will show if there is an abnomality of you aorta. It takes just a few minutes to perform and is very accurate.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
X-ray: Well sometimes it can be palpated if it is in the abdomen. Or in some cases and abnormal pulsation can even be visualized. Xrays, especially a ct scan ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
CT scan : Several, options regular chest x-ray- rarely ct very effective mri can do. If multiple the repair is more difficult.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
23 years experience in Neurology
Thunderclap headache: Very abrupt onset within a few seconds of a very very severe headache (so called "thunderclap headache") is the most suggestive sign since this is how ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Usually, but: Typically, can pick up multiple sizable lesions, but may miss small vascular anomalies or small inflammatory lesions. Usually most significant issues ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience in 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 male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience in Urgent Care
911: Lots of things can abdominal and chest pain. In my experience rule out life threatening issues such as heart and lung problems first. Call 911 and go ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
17 years experience in 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 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Kagan
30 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Too complicated: No one is going to be able to sort out your problems without knowing your complete history - discuss with your regular doctor.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Cerebral aneurysm: The only symptom is usually headache unless the size of the unruptured aneurysm causes pressure phenomena against adjacent structures. Most of these a ... Read More

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