A 46-year-old male asked:
are there warning signs for an aortic aneurysm? any ways to prevent one? is there an exam that shows if you are susceptible to one?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim answered
19 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 ultrasound.
Answered on May 6, 2016
Dr. Creighton Wright answered
56 years experience General Surgery
Perhaps: Positive family history, marfans or connective tissue disease, hypertension, smoking, no absolute predictors, but good accurate exams and imaging are available. Aneurysm can affect any part of the aorta - chest, abdomen pelvis and any named vessel! so full history and exams are relevant.
Answered on Aug 22, 2018
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