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Is bruising in the periumbilical area a common sign of a leaking aortic aneurysm?

Is bruising in the periumbilical area a common sign of a leaking aortic aneurysm?

Very Late sign: Since the abdominal aorta is in the retroperitoneum, bleeding most often occurs into the space near the kidneys. Early symptoms are abdominal, back or flank pain. It is more common to have bruising of the flanks (grey turner's sign). It is possible for the blood to track all the way up to the umbilicus, but this would be a pretty late sign. Hopefully you would be in the or by then! ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more


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Can you feel blood leaking in your brain? What are the symptoms of a leaking aneurysm?

Can you feel blood leaking in your brain? What are the symptoms of a leaking aneurysm?

Worse headache: Of your life classically accompanied with new neurologic defects SAH ...Read more

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Is having a leaking aortic valve related to an aortic aneurysm?

Is having a leaking aortic valve related to an aortic aneurysm?

Sometimes: Thoracic aortic enlargement and aneurysm can dilate the aortic valve annulus and leakage can occur. Also with aortic valvular stenosis, post stenotic dilation can occur. Abdominal aneurysms are not usually related to valve issues. ...Read more

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How soon after brain aneurysm "leak" will it re-bleed? Possible to re-bleed mos/yrs later? I.E. Had bad ha 2wks straight, then they stopped. Leak?

How soon after brain aneurysm "leak" will it re-bleed? Possible to re-bleed mos/yrs later? I.E. Had bad ha 2wks straight, then they stopped. Leak?

Possibly: Aneurysms can have a "sentinel" rupture where they leak some blood prior to sah. It is best to be evaluated immediately in the er if this is the case as the aneurysm could rupture anytime after this point. ...Read more

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How big of an injury would cause venous leak? I hit the area but there was no bruising or swelling. I was able to get full erection within an hour

How big of an injury would cause venous leak? I hit the area but there was no bruising or swelling. I was able to get full erection within an hour

Very big: With your question as written you should be fine, as there is not any bruising, swelling and your function is now normal with regards to blood flow and erections. Good luck. ...Read more

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How big of an injury to a flaccid penis could cause a venous leak? If you hit the area but no bruising occurred after does that mean no injury?

How big of an injury to a flaccid penis could cause a venous leak?  If you hit the area but no bruising occurred after does that mean no injury?

Here are some ...: Did you ask the same Q, which was answered before? Nonetheless, I would repeat: What you described indicates you didn't get an injury leading to venous leakage, which is usually referred to a rare cause for ED by inborn valve defect of penile veins resulting in insufficiency to shut off the blood outflow so to maintain penile engorgement and rigidity for sexual intercourse or masturbation. So, no. ...Read more

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How big an injury to flaccid penis would create a venous leak. Had no bruising, got a full erection within hour after. ?

How big an injury to flaccid penis would create a venous leak. Had no bruising, got a full erection within hour after.  ?

No injury: Injuries don't cause venous leak. Most commonly, insufficient arterial inflow decreases penile blood pressure and pressing down on venous supply--thereby in sufficiently compressing dorsal vein. See a sexual medicine specialist who performs penile ultrasound. ...Read more

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How big an injury to flaccid penis would create venous leak. I hit the area, had no bruising after and got full erection shortly after?

How big an injury to flaccid penis would create venous leak.  I hit the area, had no bruising after and got full erection shortly after?

Unlikely: Damage to the vascular organ of the penis is rare in the setting of a flaccid penis. If you have an erection that does not go down, then you should go see a doctor for examination. ...Read more

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How big of an injury to flaccid penis would create venous leak. I hit the area, no bruising after and able to get erection shortly after?

How big of an injury to flaccid penis would create venous leak. I hit the area, no bruising after and able to get erection shortly after?

Probably fine: Without bruising and with normal erection after trauma, you are most likely fine. If you have pain, bleeding with urination or any other symptoms, you should see your doctor to be examined. ...Read more

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How big of an injury to penis would create venous leak. I hit the area, there was no bruising or swelling and i got full erection within 40min ?

How big of an injury to penis would create venous leak. I hit the area, there was no bruising or swelling and i got full erection within 40min ?

Unlikely: To have any injury given that you have no large bruising. It takes a tremendous amount of force to "break" the penis. The penis is usually erect when this happens. If you are worried, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How big an injury to penis would cause venous leak. I hit area but no bruising or swelling and have since had erections for 15 min or more sometimes ?

How big an injury to penis would cause venous leak. I hit area but no bruising or swelling and have since had erections for 15 min or more sometimes ?

You would know: You are referring to a penile fracture, which is a painful injury that is often accompanied by an audible cracking sound, followed immediately by dark bruising of the penis due to blood escaping the penile structure that gets engorged during erection. Untreated, penile fracture may result in deformity of the penis or the inability to have or maintain an erection. From your description, you are ok ...Read more

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How big of an injury would cause a venous leak to flaccid penis. I hit the area, there was no bruising and able to get erection shortly afterwards. ?

How big of an injury would cause a venous leak to flaccid penis. I hit the area,  there was no bruising and able to get erection shortly afterwards. ?

You would notice it: You would notice an injury that has enough force to cause a venous leak. If everything is functioning normally as it seems to be from the question. You are safe. ...Read more

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How much trauma would cause a venous leak if penis was flaccid when hit. I hit area, had no bruising and got erection shortly after. ?

How much trauma would cause a venous leak if penis was flaccid when hit. I hit area, had no bruising and got erection shortly after. ?

2 different ?s: A venous"leak" refers to blood leaking out of the penis when erect resulting in a poor erection. Trauma to the penis while erect or flaccid can result in an injury; but it is unlikely that one was sustained if there was no bruising/ecchymosis which would suggest a laceration in a blood vessel or the tunica/corporal wall. There should be no longterm deficit from what you have described...... ...Read more

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How big an injury to flaccid penis would create a venous leak? I hit area, no bruising or swelling after, still can get good erections for many min.

No, very unlikely...: What you described implied the hit is low impact and shouldn't be strong enough to cause sufficient injury to flaccid penis leading to venous leak, which is at times mentioned as the cause for erectile dysfunction and is not related with prior injury but with venous defects in its valves and insufficient compression mechanism to occlude the blood leaking out the penis. So, don't worry about it. ...Read more

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How big of an injury to flaccid penis would cause venous leak or scar tissue. i hit area but got full erection hour later and no bruising or swelling?

How big of an injury to flaccid penis would cause venous leak or scar tissue. i hit area but got full erection hour later and no bruising or swelling?

Okay ...: The fact already told you that you have safe and well to your penis after a minor hit so there is no reason to be obsessed by that hit incident. How big a hit is needed to cause significant injury to the penis? There has been no known studies specifically to address the issue surrounding your question. Mechanically, the degree of tissue injury is largely related with the net speed impact of action ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

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