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A 25-year-old male asked:

Please doctors i believe i have dissection of the aorta. what can i tell the docs so i get the proper exam?they won't believe a 22 y/o has one

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Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 29 years experience
A good exam: and history will often enable doctors to determine whether your symptoms are due to a dissection of the aorta or not. I don't think you should tell the doctors anything except for your symptoms, how long you have had them and what things make it better or worse. Let your doctors use judgement whether or not you need any further testing. They may have already looked at your aorta during the echo

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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