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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can someone in their 20s already have an aortic aneurysm?

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Dr. Govind Sharma
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61 years experience
Aneurysm: It is possible, could be thoracic or abdominal.Please get an ultrasound exam asap.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Rare: Most are caused by long-standing high BP and smoking. However, there are connective-tissue diseases and congenital defects that can show up. These are often thoracic (in chest) and may involve the aortic valve. In patients at risk -with marfan's or the like- echocardiogram or other imaging may be indicated.
Dr. Jeffrey Indes
Vascular Surgery 21 years experience
Very rare: Only if they have a rare collagen vascular disease like marfans.

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Is it possible for someone in their 20s to have an aortic aneurysm?

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Dr. David Fox
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Yes: It is very unlikely but possible. Such a person would likely have a collagen-vascular disease such as marfan's syndrome or ehlers danlos syndrome.
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