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Aaa Rupture Symptoms
Why wait to find out: We start to worry about aneurysms when they are larger than 5 cm. Think of it like a latex balloon. Once it is really big, it pops pretty easy. Any symptoms at all are a sign of impending rupture. And rupture has devastating consequences, including sudden death. See a vascular surgeon before there are symptoms. Once it is symptomatic it might be too late. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually no symptoms: Most aneurysms do not give any symptoms until they rupture. A 10cm aneurysm has been present for many years. The normal aorta is about 2 cm, and aneurysms tend to grow about .4 cm/year, meaning about 16 years. A 10 cm aneurysm should be treated very urgently, as it is at very high risk of rupturing, and outcomes are worse when treating a ruptured aneurysm than when treating electively. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do I get severe abdo pain and vomited after passing stool? I have a AAA but I am told this does not cause these symptoms.
When i lay on back and touch above and left of belly button i can feel heart beating. Worried about aaa. No other symptoms. Is this normal?
I have a pulsatile mass in my abd. Upper sono ruled out aaa, liv, kid, pan, gb. I have all symptoms of crc except anemia, +fobt. Can it stil b colitis?
Could: Still be something in your digestive tract. I would recommend an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy assuming all the above test were negative. If you are very thin, this may be a normal finding that you just became aware of but since you have gone thru such an extensive workup to date, why not r/o all with the scopes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What percentage of people that have an abdominal aortic aneurysm die from it? Is it possible to live out the rest of your life without having it rupture?
My father passed away four months ago of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, i was traumatized, i'm 20, what are the chances of me developing this?
Most of these: Abdominal aortic aneurysms (aaa's) occur in older (over 65) patients with a history of smoking and/or hypertension. If a AAA occurs in someone younger or without typical risk factors then testing for various syndromes and genetic predispositions can be performed. Your doctor can help parse this out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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