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Depends: Stable aneurysms (small and not growing) usually have no symptoms ... Large or growing aneurysms, or those about to rupture usually cause pain and problems with organs that have had their artery branches from the aorta closed off (e.g. Intestines, kidneys, legs, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"Worst headache": Rupture and bleeding with severe headache. Other side- effects, along with bleeding risk, include possible milder headaches, and/or less commonly symptoms of mass effect from some larger and giant aneurysms. Mass effect symptoms can include double vision or even weakness on one side if the body in extreme cases. Lastly, and even less commonly, some partially clotted aneurysms can cause strokes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can young people get aortic aneurysms? What symptoms should one look for? How does one determine whether pains are anxiety or aortic aneurysm?
Yes: Young people can get aortic aneurysms, classically with bicuspid aortic valves, or with other congenital abnormalities (Marfan's disease, or other connective tissue disorders). Most aneurysms are asymptomatic, and found on exam for other issues. Aortic aneurysm pain is variable, and less common. Evaluation by cardiologist/primary physician will help determine if further evaluation needed. ...Read more
I got a concussion 7 months ago and still have symptoms. Is it safe to masturbate? I read online that it could cause aneurysms/danger and am worried
Hope symptoms occur: It is well known that most aneurysms announce presence with acute rupture and subarachnoid hemorrhage with rather high mortality rate. Early signs may include unilateral pupillary dilatation, possible double vision, maybe migraine type headaches, rarely a small sentinel bleed causing a stiff neck, possible transient ischemic stroke like symptoms. Major headache, nausea, vomiting stiff neck usual. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What tests can u do to see if u have a thoracic aneurysm? Also how big percentage of aneurysms is located at thoracic aorta and what's the symptoms?
See below: Echocardiogram to screen, CT with contrast to confirm. There are NO symptoms until it dissects - then severe, tearing pain, shock and death. The percentage depends on other associated health conditions you may (and probably don't) have. Unless you have Marfan's syndrome, a bicuspid aortic valve, or a strong family history of them, thoracic aortic aneurysms are very rare. ...Read more
Can brain aneurysms show symptoms and then suddenly stop showing symptoms for months? or would it continue to cause symptoms until it ruptures?
Variable: It can be variable, typically once symptomatic, the symptoms do not go away on their own ...Read more
Do brain tumor symptoms wax and wane over a period of a few years? What about unruptured aneurysms?
Possibly : Brain tumor symptoms can vary but one of the mot common is headache which is also very nonspecific. It is unlikely for tumor symptoms to improve with time. Brain aneurysms on the other hand rarely present other than with hemorrhage and are usually asymptomatic until then. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Father 60 had high BP and bad cholesterol and made echo of heart, CT of brain and ultra of carotid. Has no symptoms but should he check for aneurysms?
Once: The United States Preventive Services Task Force just issued guidelines for this last month: (Annals of Internal Medicne, 2014, 161:281-290.) They recommend a 1 time screening for men aged 65-75 who have ever smoked. For men who have never smoked, it's a toss up. Your father's a bit young, but if he would feel better about it, why not? ...Read more
Abdominal (AAA)?: We are not quite sure what actually causes an AAA to form in some people. The leading thought is that the aneurysm may be caused by inflammation in the aorta, which may cause its wall to weaken or break down. Most believe that this inflammation can be associated with atherosclerosis (also called hardening of the arteries) or risk factors for atherosclerosis, such as high blood pressure and smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer