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My dad is 67. He has been told that he has an aneurysm in his knee. Is that common in older people?
I've been diagnosed with an aneurysm behind the knee. The dr. Said it is 2.3cm - 2.4cm. Can it cause pain in the front like arthritis?
Many popliteal aneurysms have no symptoms until they clot.
The bulge, pulsation, or some posterior knee discomfort is more likely.
These are common on both sides and can have other related aneurysms that need to be checked (abdominal aorta scan).
One can have arthritis and an aneurysm. ...Read more
What would cause tingling and numbness from the knees to the feet on both sides. Can it be related to recent brain aneurysm coiling?
Might a popliteal aneurysm cause the upper leg to feel like it is pushing into the lower leg with general tightness in the knee and on the sides?
Possibly: Popliteal aneurysms are a dangerous condition, as most do not cause symptoms until something catastrophic occurs; typically clots form in the aneurysm & embolize to the lower leg. This leads to emergent surgery & many times even with surgery the leg will be lost to amputation. The best way to diagnose is with ultrasound. Larger ones can be appreciated on leg exam. Sometimes tightness occurs. ...Read more
My mo 49yrs, had endovascular coiling for intracranial anuerysm of carotid artery a week ago. Now coin size purple clots behind knees of both legs.??
Call the doctor: Best to call the doctor that performed the procedure right away. If unavailable, call your primary care. If still unavailable, may need to go to the emergency room, especially if there is swelling in the legs. May be nothing, but complications are always possible. Hope this helps! ...Read more
My grandpa had two leg aneurysms at age 75. Is this common at this age or connective tissue problem? I have eds3 and trying to figure out origin
Age and vascular: Vascular EDS (EDS IV) is potentially life-threatening, and differs from the classic and hypermobility EDS III. Arterial rupture may involve the iliac (pelvis, not legs), splenic, or renal arteries; or the aorta. Median life span is 48 years old. It is unlikely that your grandpa's leg aneurysms were due to EDS. ...Read more
Have ehlers danlos3 trying to determine which side of family it came from. Grandpa had 2 leg aneurysms at age 75. No other family hist. Probably him?
Pain for 6rs. After rectiycle. The Dr. Used mesh. My pain is debilitating. Location: front part of crease of L-leg and rotates across to the other side when the pain is at its worse. After the 1st surgery I also developed 2-popliteal aneurysms.
Ilohypogastric nerve: Where was the incision for this surgery? Was it in the groin area? The abdominal wall towards the sides of the abdomen (just above the thighs) have a iliohypogastric nerve which could have been damaged or "clipped" during the surgery. Do you have a follow-up w/ the surgeon? Call their office, relay your symptoms, & keep that appt as soon as possible. Best of luck, thanks for asking HealthTap. ...Read more
Is there such a thing as peripheral varicose aneurysm, and if there is, what would be the symptoms other than seeing it stick out of the leg?
Venous aneurysms: An aneurysm is a localized swelling of a blood vessel usually twice the size of the normal vessel. They are more common in arteries but do occur in veins. Most venous aneurysms occur from the knee down. Symptoms include swelling, pressure and pain. Venous aneurysms are prone to clot because of the swirling of blood within it. Treatments include laser, sclerotherapy and removal. See a vein doc. ...Read more
What kind of physical rehab would be good for a leg that has had bypass due to a popliteal aneurysm?
What kind of physical rehabilitation would be good for a leg that has had a bypass due to a popliteal aneurysm?
Walking: Many times, supervised physical therapy can be helpful after surgery to build strength and balance and reduce pain. Walking or using a stationary bike can be a great way to start because they are low impact exercises which can really help with reducing swelling and increasing range of motion. ...Read more
Burst aneurysm in grandpa's leg at age 75. Dr just found aortic aneurysm at 87. Is this common at these ages or suggestive of ehlers danlos?
Does having very pronounced vericous veins in my left but not my right leg give any indication why I have 3 brain aneurysms? I still don't know why
Rare: In general this is really a common associated symptom, as aortic aneurysm often don't have any symptoms. If they do, the symptoms tend to be abdominal and/or back pain or nerve pain radiating into the legs. In rare cases when the aneurysm extends to the iliac artery, this can compress on of the major "leg vein" (external iliac vein" which can lead to unilateral leg swelling. ...Read more
Need doctor's help! What if popliteal aneurysm rehabilitation two bypass leg does not like strain, is this normal or ok?
Popliteal Anuerysm: Yes. With continued rehab your tolerance could improve. ...Read more
I got an aneurysm coiling done. I started getting headaches, zig zag visual disturbances and then left arm/leg spasms, four days later. My CT scan and blood tests are normal. The doctor has ruled out stroke/infection. What should I do?
Emergency..: This is one where the line "if this is a medical emergency. " applies - you need to be seen by the physician who performed the coiling and you will need to be evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more
Post poplitial surgery. Having had surgey for a poplitial aneurism 3 years ago, I still have a very swollen leg with numbness feeling in my foot with?
Not unusual: You need to consult a doctor about ways to decrease the swelling which will help decrease the numbness. ...Read more
Two protruding dots on anterior lower leg. They stick out more when flexing leg. Is this common of varicose veins, aneurism, or myofascial hernia?
Only if it hurts: It is quite common for joints to click but if there is no pain there is no need for any treatment. ...Read more
Muscles, not joint: Janet g. Travell, md the matriarch of pain therapy noted in the 50-90's something interesting about joint pain. She stated that any joint area stiffness, aching and tension was due to muscles not the joint proper. So her myofascial therapy protocols are designed to treat all types of "joint pain." begin a self-care self/pro massage, chiropractor, heat, epsom soaking, stretching. I use acupuncture! ...Read more
Probable ACL tear: The acl is an important stabilizer of the knee. It prevents forward translation of the tibia bone. If torn, it may result in knee instability (buckling). Depending on age and athletic activity of patient it may need to be surgically reconstructed. Surgery is technically demanding and is usually performed by sports medicine fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons. ...Read more
Not ideally: THus it is best that you see a sports medicine doctor for a thorough evaluation. Ultimately a short course of Physical therapy should do the trick, strengthen your quads. However, the work up is to see what the cause might be as the list is longer than might seem obvious at first including patellar tendonitis, patellofemoral syndrome, arthritis such as chondromalacia to name a few. KEep us posted ...Read more