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A 32-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: Though rare, there are certain genetic defects which cause a weakening in the walls of arteries including the aorta which can lead to aneurysms in younger patients.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Vascular Surgery 22 years experience
Very unusual : Typically aortic aneurysm occur later in life after 50's but can occur in younger patients especially with some connective tissue disorders like Marfan or ehler danlos syndromes . Infected or inflammatory aneurysms can also occur but rare.

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

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Aneurysm: It is possible, could be thoracic or abdominal.Please get an ultrasound exam asap.
A 35-year-old member asked:

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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