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Aneurysm Warning Signs
Are there warning signs for an aortic aneurysm? Any ways to prevent one? Is there an exam that shows if you are susceptible to one?
Perhaps: Positive family history, marfans or connective tissue disease, hypertension, smoking, no absolute predictors, but good accurate exams and imaging are available. Aneurysm can affect any part of the aorta - chest, abdomen pelvis and any named vessel! so full history and exams are relevant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO SYMPTOMS/PAIN/HEA: An unruptured aneurysm may have no symptoms, if it is large it may press on the brain and cause pain behind the eyeas, double vision, weakness on one side of face, drooping eye lid and dilated pupil leakin aneurysm may cause sudden severe headache.And ruptured aneurysm causes extremely severe headache, nausea and vomiting, stiff neck, seizures, confusion, stiff neck, ptosis, and loss of consciousness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Headache almost everyday at the top of the head lijje something is press feel like numb is it sign of aneurysm?
Aneurism not likely: If you have had headaches off and on and this one is lasing longer than others, it is probably migraine. Aneurism does not cause headaches until it bleeds. Once it bleeds the headache is severe and generally the person becomes lethargic then semiconscious and finally unconscious unless recognized and treated quickly. ...Read more
Pains: Aneurysm is usually asymptomatic until the clinical event occurs. Pain in the head could possibly be a sign of ruptured or enlarging aneurysm but it would be unlikely to be a sign of an aneurysm not actively enlarging or rupturing. In the spectrum of pains behind the ear, aneurysm would be way down on the list. ...Read more
Quite thin person 149lbs could right pulsation in carotid with feeling but not hearing it while lying down be sign of aneurysm or is it normal pulse?
The worst headache: Almost all patients who present with a ruptured cerebral aneurysm describe a severe headaches, or "the worst headache of my life" and that is the least severe presentation. In more severe cases patients can have depressed levels of consciousness all the way up to a coma. A specific aneurysm location can also cause a enlarged pupil. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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