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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?
Not usual: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is possible: A constant ache behind the knee can be due to many things including a popliteal artery aneurysm. Pain behind the knee is most commonly due to orthopedic problems such as a baker's cyst. An ultrasound can easily diagnose a baker's cyst or a popliteal artery aneurysm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Popliteal artery aneurysms are not typically symptomatic (not painful) until they occlude. We don't worry about these rupturing. We worry mainly about these clotting and blocking circulation to the legs. Tingling would not be associated with a popliteal aneurysm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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