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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is a symptom of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. how can i know if i have one?

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Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAOanswered
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Aneurysm symptom: It is usually detected by examination of the abdomen and auscultation: we can feel the size manually and hear the murmur of the circulation in an enlarged vessel. We do not always find by manual exam. Fortuitous discovery while looking for something else. There are causes favorizing the development of abd aneurysm, from inborn genetically predisposed to long term results of infections.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Vascular Surgery 22 years experience
Asymptomatic : Most of patients with aortic aneurysms aa are asymptomatic and discovered with routine physical exam , screening duplex ultrasounds and as incidental finding on ct scans . Some patients may have abdominal/chest or back pain or rupture.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

How can an abdominal aortic aneurysm effect one or both kidneys?

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Dr. Craig Carter
Thoracic Surgery 41 years experience
Location: If the aneurysm involves the area around the arteries going to the kidneys, either one or both of them can thrombose.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How do you know if you have an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

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Dr. Richard Sheppeck
37 years experience
By scan: Abdominal aortic aneurysms can sometimes be found by a good physical exam , it helps if you are thin. Otherwise, if there is a family history of aneurysm, or strong suspicion of one...An ultrasound of the abdomen can often rule it in or out..Failing that a ct-scan is the most accurate and expensive way to diagnose this problem.

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