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A 24-year-old member asked:

Can a person have pain with an abdominal aortic aneurysm before it actually ruptures?

3 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Possible: There is a condition called a "contained rupture", which means the walls of the aorta have been violated however the leak is contained. This is certainly painful but is not a full blown rupture. Urgent repair is indicated. A ct angiogram helps to identify this.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: If you have an aneurysm and you have pain you should immediately go to the nearest emergency room. This could be a sign of impending rupture or rupture. This is an emergency.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 36 years experience
Pain w/o rupture?: At times a contained rupture can allow someone with a lot of pain to put off, temporarily, the big catastrophe. This is an urgent situation at that point which generally requires immediate attention.

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How long would it take for an abdominal aortic aneurysm to rupture?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
AAA: Depends on cause. BP control is important. They bigger they are the sooner they rupture. Impossible to predict. unless they have been tracking it.

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