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Abdominal Arotic Aneurysm
Quite rare: It can happen but is rare. It may affect people who have collagen disorder. Collagen helps bind tissues together and defines the structure of organs. In combination with smoking, which also interferes with healing, someone that age could develop an abdominal aortic aneurysm. A form of collagen disorder called marfan's syndrome can cause an aneurysm of the upper (thoracic) aorta near the heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very high if rupture: Rate of rupture: 5 to 6 cm is 5 to 15%; 6 to 7 cm 10 to 20%; 7 to 8 cm 20 to 40%. Also if the aneurysm increases in size by 8 mm in a year the risk of rupture is high even if less than 5 cm. Hence not only is attention paid to the size but also the rate of growth. Once it ruptures the mortality rate is greater than 50%. The key is to repair before rupture either by surgery or stent graft. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anytime: Not particularly although weight lifting and raising ones blood pressure very high could theoretically contribute. More by size and constant high blood pressure. Greater than 5.5 cm. Abdominal infra renal is concerning. Smaller are followed by exam and/ or ultrasound exams( or ct which is more expensive and radiation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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