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Aneurysm Of The Abdominal Aorta
Several theories: Most common belief is that aneurysms develop due to some inherent weakness in the artery's muscular layer due to an imbalance of collagen metabolism or genetic collagen abnormalities. The only independent risk of aneurysm growth is high blood pressure and smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If u don't have aneurysm and a 14mm abdominal aorta u have thinner wall than 20mm healthy aorta and therefore lower tolerance for pressure? Sorry
Is a 22 more likely to get an aneurysm of abdominal aorta or thoracic? What's more rare? If u have high BP for 6 months?
Aneurysm: It would be extremely rare for a 22 yo to develop an aneurysm as a result of 6 months of hypertension. Thoracic is much less common than abdominal aortic aneurysms which are a result of decades of sustained high pressure in the aorta. Do you suffer from anxiety disorder or OCD? I would suggest that is much more likely in a 22 yo male who is preoccupied with this than AAA from hypertension. ...Read more
Could u detect an thoracic aneurysm on a ultrasound of abdominal aorta or of heart? Or chest xray? Or what could u detect regarding aneurysms?
A xray of my lumbar spine showed a abdominal aorta anuerysm at L4-L5. A follow up C-Scan for a fracture reports, the abdominal area is unremarkable.?
Review with your Dr: Hi Please review the radiology results with your doctor. Generally speaking, we are able to see finer detail of internal organs on CT scans than on X-rays. We typically order CT scans to confirm, refute, or gather more information about questionable findings on X-rays. Below is a link with further information regarding imaging of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. Hope this helps! http://bit.ly/2hnK5LH ...Read more
Normal: 14 mm is normal. size usually does not alter wall thickness. ...Read more
Bigger than normal: An ectatic abdominal aorta is one that is bigger than normal but not quite an aneurysm, which is defined as having a diameter that is 1.5X larger than that of a normal segment of aorta. A normal aorta for a man may be somewhere between 18-26 mm, though this is not hard and fast rule. There is general agreement that an aorta measuring 40 mm or greater would be considered an aneurysm, however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It might: Typically an enlarged aorta is due to an anuerysm. The anueysm may or may not contain cholesterol plaque. Aortic aneurysms are repaired once they reach a certain size due to the risk of rupture. People with aortic anuerysms should follow up routinely with a vascular specialist for ongoing management of the condition (cardiologist or vascular surgeon). ...Read more
In x-ray findings, the Dr. said that there were extensive artherosclerotic, changes in the visualized abdominal aorta. What does this mean?
Calcium: There is calcium in the wall of the aorta +/- iliac arteries. This is arteriosclerosis or "hardening" of the arteries. This may not need treatment. ( other than not smoking, keeping BP and cholesterol under control). A vascular surgeon can tell you if additional testing or treatment is necessary. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sometimes when i lay on my back my abdominal aorta has a strong pulse. Sometimes it doesnt.Usually when it is a strong pulse im anxious. Is this bad?
Check it out: Most likely you are hypervigslent when anxious but should let doc chk it iut. ...Read more
Live and breathe: You can live and breathe. Congratulations! Carry on. ...Read more
Aorta : Different parts of the aorta can vary but it would seem difficult to have the same part vary that much. ...Read more
If you have 14mm abdominal aorta as a 23 yo, you will have thinner walls than if you had 2cm healthy aorta and so a weaker aorta. More prone to burst?
Just the opposite: Aortic aneurysms have a higher risk of rupture with increasing diameter. Generally they are treated expectantly with observation and antihypertensives if necessary until they become symptomatic (with pain or showering emboli distally), or enlarge greater than 5 cm. The two methods of fixing them are with a traditional operation or more recently, stent placement. ...Read more
Is it detrimental if i can feel my abdominal aorta pulsating to the point my abdominal area "vibrates?" i'm 5'7, 145lbs, and 16.
Normal: It's normal for your age and build. ...Read more
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