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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 23 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 29 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
Vascular Surgery 35 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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My son is 17 and plays football. Complaining of ankle hurting and pains shooting up his leg. Does he need a mri?

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Im 6 weeks pregnant and im having sharp pains in my stomach is that normal ?

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Can be: Always better to be safe than sorry, so get in with your obgyn and get checked. Vast likelihood is that you are fine. Good luck!
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Could an abdominal/pelvic CT scan without contrast (ordered for ureteral stones) detect ovarian cancer also?

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Sometimes: A ct scan will show the ovaries in the pelvis. Only significant and sometimes advanced changes of ovarian cancer such as excess fluid in the pelvis may be noticeable.

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