A member asked:

Is palpation a good way to find a aaa, i'm 71in tall and weight 197lbs? my grandfather had a aaa at the age of 70. 3 doctors have and found nothing

A doctor has provided 1 answer

Rare finding: In the absence of some type of connective tissue disorder (Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos) your risk of AAA is extraordinarily small. That being said, the success of palpation is dependent on the size of the patient, the size of the AAA, and the skill of the examiner. But, in someone with no symptoms, minimal risk, and three negative physical exams, I would not be worried about AAA.

Answered 7/10/2014



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