A 46-year-old male asked:
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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?

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
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
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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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