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Abdominal aortic is nonaneurysmal, what does this mean?

Abdominal aortic is nonaneurysmal, what does this mean?

Good: If an abdominal aortic ultrasound reported that the abdominal aorta was "nonaneurysmal", this means that there was no evidence of a widening (dilation or aneurysm) of the abdominal aorta (non-aneurysmal abdominal aorta). This test is done in selected individuals to evaluate for abdominal aortic aneurysm (aaa), which can be life threatening if became too big. ...Read more

Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


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On an abdominal aortic ultrasound do u c the aorta up to the knob around the diaphragm area? Do u always watch the same length?

On an abdominal aortic ultrasound do u c the aorta up to the knob around the diaphragm area? Do u always watch the same length?

Uz: You can see most of the abdominal aorta on abdominal ultrasound in most people. You try and image as much of it as you can. There is no 'knob' in the abdominal aorta. ...Read more

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Beating sensations different areas all around belly button under ribs all different areas is it likely to be abdominal aortic aneurism last few months?

Beating sensations different areas all around belly button under ribs all different areas is it likely to be abdominal aortic aneurism last few months?

Not likely: Abdominal aortic aneurysms usually have no symptoms or sensation. Sometimes they can be felt through the front abdominal wall. An aneurysm in a 31 y/o without other medical issues would be very unlikely. Talk to your dr and check your pulse and heart rhythm an ultrasound would be the easiest way to elevate your fear and may see something else. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about aorta upper abdomen enlargement?

Can you tell me about aorta upper abdomen enlargement?

Pulsating swelling: The aorta is the largest artery in the human body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and extending down to the abdomen, where it bifurcates into two smaller arteries (the common iliac arteries). The aorta distributes oxygenated blood to all parts of the body through the systemic circulation. Aortic enlargement causing any swelling will be pulsating swelling. ...Read more

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Aorta beating in upper abdomen, should I be concerned?

Aorta beating in upper abdomen, should I be concerned?

Aorta perception: Better that it is beating than not. The aorta can be felt through the skin in many people, especially if you are thin. When you start to go to sleep, sometimes you become aware of all sorts of heart beats/blood vessels. So this may be normal but a new awareness. But feeling your aorta raises the question of an aneurism that may be expanding, and that would be serious. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it a problem if you have a beating abdominal aorta?

Is it a problem if you have a beating abdominal aorta?

Aorta: Blood flows through the aorta as it is pumped around the body by the heart. If you don't have 'beating' or blood flow in the aorta, you have serious trouble. If the aorta gets stretched out and enlarged, that is a problem called aneurysm. ...Read more

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Aorta upper abdomen enlargement, should I be concerned?

Yes.: This implies an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta. An aneurysm is an enlargement of a blood vessel because of weakness in the vessel wall. Like a balloon, if it becomes large enough, it has the potential to burst and lead to a high risk of death. Have it evaluated by a board-certified vascular surgeon who can better advise you on the best course of management. ...Read more

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What to do if I have problem with beating abdominal aorta?

See you doctor: If you are thin, your abdominal aorta may be easy to feel. In most cases, this is benign. Have your doctor examine you to determine if you need any further imaging. ...Read more

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Are the walls of a 14mm abdominal aorta much thinner than a normal aorta?

Are the walls of a 14mm abdominal aorta much thinner than a normal aorta?

Normal: 14 mm is normal. Size usually does not alter wall thickness. ...Read more

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Is an abdominal aorta of 14 mm in diameter really small? I read that 2, 5 CM was normal?

Not necessarily.: There is a significant difference is the average size of the female abdominal aorta versus the male aorta. The average size of the female is about 1.8-2.5 cm, and the average size of the male aorta is higher. If the distal vessels, going to the legs are of normal size and caliber, and the patient is female-there is no concern. If male, then a better look at the walls of the aorta, is needed. ...Read more

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Because my abdominal aorta is so small (14mm), does it have to stretch much more than a bigger one?

Because my abdominal aorta is so small (14mm), does it have to stretch much more than a bigger one?

Not necessarily: We don't know YOUR size - your aorta may be proportionate to your body surface area. Regardless, if you're perfusing your lower extremities sufficiently (easily determined by measuring the BP in your legs and comparing it to your arms), then the size or "stretch" is irrelevant. ...Read more

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If u have 14mm abdominal aorta the wall tension must be higher than if I had 25mm aorta? Because the wall thickness r not as great?

Reverse: " tension will directly proportion to the diameter " (physics La Place Law) So bigger the aneurysm greater the chances of rupture. ...Read more

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I keep getting mixed answers. Is it unusual for a 23y/o man to have a 14 mm abdominal aorta? Some say it is? Last questions now sorry...

I keep getting mixed answers. Is it unusual for a 23y/o man to have a 14 mm abdominal aorta? Some say it is? Last questions now sorry...

Small: That's smaller than average, but if your BP in your feet is normal, there's no indication for any intervention and no risk to you. ...Read more

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In wich situations does the aorta constrict? When you are afraid or when you tense your abdomen? When you stand up? And by wich mechanisms?

Adrenaline: Rise due to any reason may constrict aorta as in fear, . and tension may restrict a little due to mechanical reasons low C/Output. Standing will dilate due to pooling of blood in legs and mimicking hypovolimia ...Read more

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Pulsation on the abdominal aorta means what?

Depends: May be normal in a thinner or fit patient, or may indicate dilation of the aorta (aneurysm). An ultrasound will sort this out and is painless and easy. ...Read more

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