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Can a young person die from aaa?

Can a young person die from aaa?

Yes: Any person with a AAA can die. Typically the larger the aneurysm, the greater the risk. Younger individuals, especially less than 40, typically do not have significant aneurysms without a familial cause such as marfan's or ehlers danlos and in these patient the aneurysms can be fatal. ...Read more

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Pulse in my stomach. I was told i was too young for aaa, any ideas? I have had full abdominal ultrasounds but nothing that looks at aorta directly.

Pulse in my stomach. I was told i was too young for aaa, any ideas? I have had full abdominal ultrasounds but nothing that looks at aorta directly.

AAA: Rare at your age especially healthy. Yes ultrasound can visualize the abdominal aorta but it depends on body habitus or abdominal girth. Good screening for aaa. Yes many times it's possible to palpate the abdominal aorta and it does not mean you have an aneurysm. ...Read more

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Went to doc for sinus infection. Abdominal exam revealed "palpable abdominal aorta" & now told to get ultrasound. But a bit young for possible AAA???

Went to doc for sinus infection. Abdominal exam revealed "palpable abdominal aorta" & now told to get ultrasound. But a bit young for possible AAA???

It is possible: to have an AAA but not likely it is prudent to be thorough with a palpable abdominal aorta. If you are very thin that is not unusual however if the Aortic palpation reveals an expansile aorta it is more worrisome ...Read more

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2.5 AAA ..... Where do I go from here?

2.5 AAA ..... Where do I go from here?

2.5 cm aaa: For a 65 yo woman with a 2.5 cm aorta (not really an aneursym), the chance of this rupturing in your lifetime is well under 1%. I would typically repeat the ultrasound in 1 year, and with no enlargement, you are probably very safe. ...Read more

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Where is an AAA most likely to develop?

Where is an AAA most likely to develop?

Infrarenal: The most common location for an AAA is below the level of the renal (kidney) arteries. Anatomically, this is below the level of the bottom of your breastbone and above your belly button-- but remember, the aorta sits closer to the back than to the front; it sits right on your spine. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a bra size of aaa?

What does it mean to have a bra size of aaa?

Small breasts: Check out this link: http://answers.Yahoo.Com/question/index?Qid=20070821133713aafjdrk.

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How would you know if the AAA is already severe?

? severe AAA: Ask your doctor to have an ultrasound done to assess the size of your aneurysm. Its a soundwave test, no radiation, no pain. In the hands of a good tech ultrasound can be very accurate. ...Read more

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What should we expect to happen after repair of aaa?

What should we expect to happen after repair of aaa?

Depend: Did you have traditional open AAA repair or the endoluminal stent graft repair through the groin incision only. With the stent graft repair, the recovery should be much faster and you should resume normal activity within a week or two. ...Read more

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What does AAA mean when it comes to medical conditions?

What does AAA mean when it comes to medical conditions?

AAA define: An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an area of the big artery where the wall became weak and developed a bulge; much like a bulge in a garden hose. ...Read more

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