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I been having pulsation in my right side of my ribs. I have a right renal aneurysm and an aneurysmal dilation in my liver. Can be related?
Here are some ...: The bruit from blood flow turbulence in arterial aneurysm or stenosis may be felt as pulsation but very unlikely from that in the deep seated area like renal and hepatic arteries. The possible issue of linking pulsation in right ribs with renal / hepatic aneurysm should be directed with the Doc who ordered the imaging studies and has taken care of you. Online speculation would not be sure for such ...Read more
Correct: aneurysm usually applies to arterial structures taking blood from heart to body while varicose is used to describe venous abnormalities in vessels returning blood to heart. Arteries tend to be thicker walled and more prone to cholesterol buildup as part of handling higher pressures ...Read more
During a stroke or brain aneurysm, will the pupils be dilated and fixed or just dilated? Are neither of the two normal?
Depends: A specific aneurysm location in the brain can cause dilation of one pupil alone which may occur in a patient who otherwise does not have any other specific problems. In general dilation and lack of reaction to light (=fixed) of one or both pupils indicates brain swelling and pressure of the brain on the 3rd cranial nerves which is an emergency and can be an sign of brain death if left untreated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a dilated iliac artery 1.8 CM related in anyway to my ascending aortic aneurysm 4.75? I have both.
Ct/ct angie chest w/o con (pe) shows ascend. Aortic aneurysmal dialation of 4.5 CM in maximal diameter last month. Echocardiogram no aneurysm?
Repeat test: Having an ascending aorta that measures 4.5 cm is considered an aneurysm but it is not large enough that any intervention (i.e. Surgery) would typically be recommended. The echocardiogram may have found the aorta to be slightly less than this size and therefore it wasn't interpreted as an aneurysm. Unless you are having symptoms (chest/upper back pain) then a repeat study in 1 year is adequate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aneurysm: Aneurysm is abnormal dilation of an artery: some say 1.5x normal size while others say twice or more the size of the native artery represents aneurysmal dilation. True aneurysm contains all the layers of the arterial wall while false aneurysm may have any or all components of the wall missing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many causes for pain: Pain (depending on the location-- head, chest, stomach) has different causes. Intermittent sharp pains are more consistent with a local process that irritates the nerve. This is usually due to muscles. If you have concerns about the pains, or if you have other risk factors for aneurysm (family history or are a smoker), then you should make an appointment with your doctor to get it checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Run in families: Although it is not entirely clear as to what causes aneurysms, there is a definite familial predisposition to their development. If a parent or sibling has or have had an aneurysm, you are at higher risk and it is important to be checked. This can be done simply and easily with an ultrasound. Contact a vascular surgeon and have the test done at an icavl accredited vascular laboratory. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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