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Should I be worried about my sleeping position ? I slept on my arm & woke up with a swollen hand & a small bulge in my hand vein. Normal or Aneurysm?

Should I be worried about my sleeping position ? I slept on my arm & woke up with a swollen hand & a small bulge in my hand vein. Normal or Aneurysm?

Change position: It is common for problems to arise from sleeping position. Arms extended stretch nerves and can cause numbness, tingling. Lying on an arm can cause some superficial blockage of blood return. If it resolves quickly, likely the cause. The bulge can be a valve in the veins. Swelling on one side that persists must be checked for clot or other more serious problems. ...Read more

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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Can easily-bursting veins in the hands signal an increased risk of aneurysms?

Can easily-bursting veins in the hands signal an increased risk of aneurysms?

Nol: There is no association between hand veins bursting and having aneurysms. Aneurysms tend to run in families and especially male dominance. However, aneurysms can occur in females and without any family history. Bursting veins in hands are usually due to trauma or to medications. ...Read more

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Growing up I saw first-hand what it was like to have brain aneurysm. How can I avoid getting it like my parent?

Growing up I saw first-hand what it was like to have brain aneurysm. How can I avoid getting it like my parent?

Developmental: Brain aneurysms are developmental abnormalities, occurring at the branches of brain arteries, where the internal elastic membrane is absent. Their development is not under our control, but the one thing we can do is to make sure we keep out blood pressure in appropriate range. ...Read more

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What can cause upper back pain for 7 months mainly upon waking and bedtime, i'm worried its an aneurysm i'm only 27 m quite active?

What can cause upper back pain for 7 months mainly upon waking and bedtime, i'm worried its an aneurysm i'm only 27 m quite active?

Thoracic pain: Thoracic pain is a nonspecific complaint which could be caused by any number of things, including pathology within the chest (i.e. Heart or lungs), cervical or thoracic spine pathology (i.e. Degenerative disc, herniated disc), soft tissue problems (i.e. Myofasciitis), etc. If you have had pain for 7 months i would certainly recommend evaluation with a physician. ...Read more

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I'm healthy, have low body fat, but otherwise healthy. how to know if I have a brain aneurysm?

I'm healthy, have low body fat, but otherwise healthy. how to know if I have a brain aneurysm?

MRA / Cerebral Angio: A diagnostic test is necessary. The least invasive would be the MRA if there are any questions the a Full Cerebral Angiogram is indicated ...Read more

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I don't want to pass out, I'm really worried about a brain aneurysm. can anyone shed some light on this for me?

I don't want to pass out, I'm really worried about a brain aneurysm. can anyone shed some light on this for me?

A brain aneurysm: is an out pouching of one of the vessels inside of the brain. The biggest concern is if this were to rupture. This in turn, could cause a person to loose consciousness. Monitoring and a discussion with a neurosurgeon about risks and potential for surgery would be warranted depending on size and severity. ...Read more

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My abdomen moves with my heartbeat. I am not thin. Would an aneurysm be noticed during adbo keyhole surgery? I'm worried.

My abdomen moves with my heartbeat. I am not thin. Would an aneurysm be noticed during adbo keyhole surgery? I'm worried.

Not always: An abdominal aneurysm is in the deep tissues at the back of the abdomen so may not be seen on a keyhole type surgery. Would be visible by CT or often ultrasound if you had those studies before your surgery. If concerned an ultrasound is an easy non invasive study that can help. Talk to your doctor and realize that high blood pressure and smoking are two key risk factors ...Read more

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Why do I have aneurysms?

Why do I have aneurysms?

Aortic?: For aortic aneursyms: 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 - high bp, smoking. ...Read more

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