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I have a headache that happens when I bend over, am sitting at a certain angle or if I'm trying to have a bowel movement. I had a pre-eclamptic pregnancy 6 months ago and I am terrified it is a clot or aneurysm.
Pre-eclampsia: A possible aneurysm can of course cause a headache when straining with a bowel movement, but it has nothing to do with having had a pre-eclamptic pregnancy. A blood clot in a cerebral vessel will not generally cause a headache, and is also not related causally to your pre-eclamptic pregnancy. You need to see a neurologist and get an MRI to find the cause of this type of headache. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Can pushing too hard on my stomach and intestines during a bowel movement cause an abdominal aortic aneurysm since I'm so skinny?
Aneurysms are: Usually formed as a consequence of arterial wall weakening from severe atherosclerotic disease or certain genetic or congenital dysfunctions of the fibrous supportive tissues of the vessels. Extreme uncontrolled hypertension could theoretically contribute to aneurysm formation but usually only in the setting of concomitant atherosclerotic disease. ...Read more
What to do if I'm 31 and I just found out that I have an aneurysm on my aorta. What to do if I'm very scared. Does anyone have any info that they can share with me?
I'm having pain In left temple for few days it's not everyday and it hurts for a second then goes away. I'm worried it's aneurysm of disease?
See a physician: If you have persistent headaches, see your physician for evaluation. They can both take a history and examine you to recommend either further evaluation and/or therapeutic options. ...Read more
Aneurysm: Aneurysm is abnormal dilation of an artery: some say 1.5x normal size while others say twice or more the size of the native artery represents aneurysmal dilation. True aneurysm contains all the layers of the arterial wall while false aneurysm may have any or all components of the wall missing. ...Read more
Abdominal (AAA)?: 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, such as high blood pressure and smoking. ...Read more
Grapes on a vine: Cerebral aneurysms are out pouch rings of the blood vessels along their normal course. Blood vessels should generally resemble drinking straws which gradually taper as they reach their end. In aneurysms, the arteries bulge out, sometimes very prominently (looking much like grapes on a vine) and posing a substantial risk of rupture because of the stress this places on the vessel. ...Read more
Ectasia is usually a slight dilation and perhaps a long segment.
Aneurysm is a significant dilation 2- 2.5 times normal and frequently a shorter length of involved vessel, but not always.
Ectasia can expand to aneurysm size over time.
Large aneurysms have a rupture risk an require intervention- surgery. ...Read more
Possibly: It is not clear from your question whether you are asking whether any ultrasound would detect any aneurysm. In that case, the answer would be no; the ultrasound must be directed to the area of specific concern. Aneurysms in the aorta, the carotid arteries, or the leg or abdominal arteries are easily detected by ultrasound. Aneurysms in the brain require other imaging techniques. ...Read more
Run in families: Although it is not entirely clear as to what causes aneurysms, there is a definite familial predisposition to their development. If a parent or sibling has or have had an aneurysm, it is important to be checked. This can be done simply and easily with an ultrasound. Contact a vascular surgeon and have the test done at an icavl accredited vascular laboratory. ...Read more
Brain vessels: Both are potential sources of brain bleed. Avm is an abnormal tangle of brain blood vessels connecting from artery to vein, aneurysm is an outpouching or bubble on an artery with a weak wall. Both can rupture. Both are treated by neurosurgeons or other cerebrovascular specialists. Sometimes an aneurysm can form on the feeder vessel of an avm. ...Read more
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