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Can my doctor feel an abdominal aneurysm by examining me?

Can my doctor feel an abdominal aneurysm by examining me?

Aneurysm: Abdominal exam may be used to diagnose aortic aneurysm, but such exams are not completely reliable and may miss aneurysms that are there and suggest that an aneurysm is present when one is not. Ultrasound is a better screening tool for aortic aneurysm than palpation which is even less useful in those with larger waist size, the latter being a common finding. ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is a condition where there is weakness in the wall of a blood vessel. A clot can form in the vessel as the vessel widens or expands. An artery with an aneurysm can ...Read more


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If you have an abdominal aneurysm that gives pain, would the doctor be able to feel it in belly when examining it? And can a small aneurysm give pain?

If you have an abdominal aneurysm that gives pain, would the doctor be able to feel it in belly when examining it? And can a small aneurysm give pain?

Maybe: It is difficult to feel small aneurysms at times so may not be able to identify if painful. Small aneurysms are typically not symptomatic. If there is pain from the aneurysm it would be expected to be enlarged and possibly growing. ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

What type of doctor treats an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Who fixes AAA: A vascular surgeon can offer endovascular or open repair depending on what's best for the person. ...Read more

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What can I use for abdominal aortic aneurysm if I don't have a doctor?

Not much: All treatment options require a doctor to repair it or medications to control it. If you have any habits like smoking or stimulant use, cessation can help and does not require a doctor. ...Read more

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What point does a doctor preclude exertion when you have an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Most activities OK: Typically patients can continue most activities with a aaa. One exception is severe heavy straining such as weight lifting. Aerobic exercise should not increase the risk of rupture. ...Read more

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My dad's MRI showed abdominal aorta aneurysm. Our doctor says to come back after three months. Why should we wait?

My dad's MRI showed abdominal aorta aneurysm. Our doctor says to come back after three months. Why should we wait?

Depends on size: Not every AAA needs to be to be treated immediately with surgery. As the aneurysm grows the risk of rupture grows. Surgery, though, is very, very major and has to be worth the risk. Endovascular stents may lessen the risk. Your physician and/or a vascular surgeon will advise based on his health status, research data and aneurysm type. Blood pressure control and smoking cessation are vital. ...Read more

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Hi basically I had pains in my testicles and lower right stomach which comes and goes, I have been to my doctor and he did a examination of that area and said my lower right abdomen was fine but I went back 10 says ago and he examined my testicles and sai

Hi basically I had pains in my testicles and lower right stomach which comes and goes, I have been to my doctor and he did a examination of that area and said my lower right abdomen was fine but I went back 10 says ago and he examined my testicles and sai

Incomplete question: Please state what your doc said the second time you went back. There's not enough room to have a more lengthy history. Also, consider a personal one to one consult w/a HT doc through the Concierge service. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Cervix length:31(abdominal)26(vaginal sonogram)a doctor suggested cerclage without examining, another examined and said it's quite normal.Which one?

Cervix length:31(abdominal)26(vaginal sonogram)a doctor suggested cerclage without examining, another examined and said it's quite normal.Which one?

Need more info : It would be improper for anyone here to give you specific advise without knowing more about your or your specific obstetrical history. Vaginal sonograms are used to measure the length more accurately. ...Read more