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Doctor insights on: My Husband Has Been Dx With Left Iliac Aneurysm If It Ruptures How Would He Know

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I have a splenic aneurysm that is 16x15x15mm I also have sciatic pain on left side that comes and goes is this a cause of concern for it rupturing?

I have a splenic aneurysm that is 16x15x15mm I also have sciatic pain on left side that comes and goes is this a cause of concern for it rupturing?

Theoretic speak: Two do not have direct correlation, but pain, especially if great enough, causes adrenaline and cortisol to rush out from adrenal gland. Can lead to blood vessel spasms-contract and constrict. Which can, in theory, cause aneurysm to be more susceptible to these physiologic fluctuations. Aneurysms are areas where blood vessel wall is thinner because of the "bubble" effect. Low on possibility though ...Read more

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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more


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29 yo female with two aneurysms in my splenic artery. Short of breath and pain in upper left abdominal area. Chance of rupture? Elective splenectomy?

29 yo female with two aneurysms in my splenic artery. Short of breath and pain in upper left abdominal area. Chance of rupture? Elective splenectomy?

Aneurysms: I believe your vascular surgeon is best qualified to evaluate and advise you as there may be no need to operate on these aneurysms unless they reach a certain size. I wouldn't expect shortness of breath to be related to the aneurysms unless they're leaking blood, but the left upper abdominal discomfort is of concern and the vascular surgeon's opinion about this is very important. ...Read more

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How long can an aneurysm be there before it ruptures?

How long can an aneurysm be there before it ruptures?

Depends on size: See cdc. Gov AAA fact sheet. Make sure you keep up with your follow up to make sure your AAA is not enlarging. ...Read more

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Is it common for an atrial aneurysm to rupture?

Very rare: They dont. Hope you really mean atrial not.
Arterial. If it is please ask the question again. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a popliteal aneurysm rupture?

What does it mean to have a popliteal aneurysm rupture?

Not good...see below: An aneurysm is an dilitation of a blood vessel. This is the result of weakening in the wall of the artery. The weakened wall can rupture, and bleeding into the tissues around the knee occurs, causing tremendous pain and swelling. The blood outside the artery can then impinge on flow to the lower leg and foot, causing ischemia. In all, very bad, and one of the reasons to fix aneurysms electively. ...Read more

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Is it possible that someone has a ruptured Aneurysm and then lives normally few months after that without any headaches or any major symptoms?

Is it possible that someone has a ruptured Aneurysm and then lives normally few months after that without any headaches or any major symptoms?

No: A ruptured aneurysm (of any part of the body: brain, chest, abdomen, extremity) would mean that an artery has ruptured. Rupture of an aneurysm typically causes symptoms. If that artery is large, bleeding from a large artery is very hard to stop and contain, and most people with a ruptured aneurysm die if they are not taken to surgery immediately. ...Read more

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If intracranial aneurysms are rarely ever detected unless they rupture, shouldn't everyone be screened once you're like 45? Why let them rupture?

Cost too high: Aneurysms are rare. Aneurysm rupture is even more rare. Therefore, to test everyone for aneurysm and then treat then would be a great cost to society with very little benefit. However, because aneurysm rupture is so dangerous, I do encourage immediate family members of a patient that had aneurysm rupture to get screened. It is multiple times more likely you will die from auto accident. ...Read more

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How to determine if a brain aneurysm just ruptured?

How to determine if a brain aneurysm just ruptured?

Not a subtle event: In the mildest form you would experience a severe headache, most patients who live to tell describe "the worst headache of your life". Patients with a history of headaches (e.g. Migraines) mostly report that this headache is also different from their usual. In more severe forms of a rupture (which is common) the patients mental status is depressed or the patient is comatous. Seizures can occur. ...Read more

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How serious is a 8cm iliac aneurysm?

How serious is a 8cm iliac aneurysm?

Very: Two reasons- it can send clot down the arteries and cause death of the leg resulting in amputation. It also may rupture. ...Read more

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Can lifting cause an aortic aneurysm to rupture?

Yes: Lifting or any kind of strenuous exercise will increase the blood pressure. If this happens in a sudden fashion then conceivably the aneurysm can rupture. A lot depends on the size of the aneurysm as well. ...Read more

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What does it mean when an aortic aneurysm ruptures?

What does it mean when an aortic aneurysm ruptures?

It bursts: The wall of the aorta tears because of increased pressure from the expanding aneurysm. Ruptures can be "contained, " with the bleeding confined by the lining of the abdominal cavity, or they can be "free ruptures, " when the bleeding occurs into the abdominal cavity. The second type is more deadly. Mortality with ruptured aneurysms is 50-90%. As many as 50% of people die before reaching the hospital. ...Read more

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How many minutes does someone have to live after the aortic aneurysm ruptures?

How many minutes does someone have to live after the aortic aneurysm ruptures?

Not many: It depends on how fast the blood is leaking. There sometimes is time to get the patient to the operating room and repair the aneurysm so it does not necessarly cause immediate death. ...Read more

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Is it physically possible to an aortic abdomnal aneurysm appear and rupture in a matter of 2 t0 3 days?

Is it physically possible to an aortic abdomnal aneurysm appear and rupture in a matter of 2 t0 3 days?

Abdominal aneurysm: Typically abdominal aortic aneurysms develop slowly over time. Risk of rupture is increased with aneurysms over 4 cm in size or those expanding at a rate of over 1 cm in 6-12 months...if you have concerns a simple ultrasound at your doctors office will help ...Read more

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Can coughing rupture a brain aneurysm?

May be: Your question is of the form:

Can A cause B?

A question of this form is almost always answered may be, because in order to answer yes or no, one has to be certain of cause and effect, which is rare in medicine.

The real question is:

How likely is the Aneurysm to rupture? This has been studied, and you should be able to find information on the web. ...Read more

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How unusual is a brain aneurysm rupture?

How unusual is a brain aneurysm rupture?

Rare: The annual rate of rupture is approximately 8 – 10 per 100, 000 people or about 30, 000 people in the United States suffer a brain aneurysm rupture. Source: http://www. Bafound. Org/statistics_and_facts. ...Read more

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How long would it take a cerebral aneurysm to rupture?

How long would it take a cerebral aneurysm to rupture?

Unknown: Average age of rupture of brain aneurysms is 52. It likely takes a few years but this is so variable. Aneurysms are rarely seen in kids or people less than 35 years of age. Additional factors such as uncontrolled hypertension, smoking, connective tissue disease may accelerate the process to an aneurysn rupturing. Using Cocaine is also known to accelerate rupture. ...Read more

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Can calcified brain aneurysms rupture?

Can calcified brain aneurysms rupture?

Aneurysm brain: Any aneurysm in the brain, whether calcified or not has a risk of rupture. ...Read more

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How can you know if a brain aneurysm just ruptured?

How can you know if a brain aneurysm just ruptured?

Headache: Most common symptom for a ruptured brain aneurysm is a headache. It is usually described as a "worst headache of life". It can be associated with other symptoms, such as being confused, sleepy, having weakness, numbness, speech or visual difficulty. This requires immediate medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a ruptured brain aneurysm?

What is the recovery time for a ruptured brain aneurysm?

Varies: There is no definitive answer for this because it depends on how bad your rupture was and what state it left you in. Most people recover to whatever level they will recover to by 12-18 months. ...Read more

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If you cough really hard, could it rupture a brain aneurysm?

If you cough really hard, could it rupture a brain aneurysm?

Possible: If your aneurysm were a critical size, >9mm, and your coughing bout raised intrathoracic pressure with secondary vascular pressure elevation (Valsalva maneuver), might indeed rupture fragile aneurysm. ...Read more

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How is normal physiology affected by a ruptured berry aneurysm?

Blood goes out: Your question is complicated, but a few answers are simple. A ruptured aneurysm will result in the leakage of blood to whatever structures surround the aneurysm. Furthermore, this blood will then exert pressure on the structures likely causing them to malfunction. Ruptured aneurysms are a serious problem and require prompt evaluation and treatment by a physician. ...Read more

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Please, can you describe the primary signs of a ruptured brain aneurysm?

Severe headache: The classic presentation of a ruptured cerebral aneurysm is a sudden severe onset headache. This can happen even in a patient that has a long history of headaches. But, the aneurysmal headache is distinctly different. This may be coma producing. Those that are awake may have stiff neck, sensitivity to light, lethargy, nausea and vomiting. If this happens to you or a loved one-call 911. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a ruptured cerebral aneurysm?

What are the signs of a ruptured cerebral aneurysm?

The worst headache: Almost all patients who present with a ruptured cerebral aneurysm describe a severe headaches, or "the worst headache of my life" and that is the least severe presentation. In more severe cases patients can have depressed levels of consciousness all the way up to a coma. A specific aneurysm location can also cause a enlarged pupil. ...Read more

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Mother passed of ruptured brain aneurysm at age 50. I'm in late 20s. Do I need to be screened?

Mother passed of ruptured brain aneurysm at age 50. I'm in late 20s. Do I need to be screened?

Maybe: Screening may help you. There is no consensus. Discuss screening with your doctor. If it really bothers you get screened. Check out brainaneurysm. Com for info. ...Read more

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Could you ever have an aneurysm rupture and not notice?

Aortic aneruysm?: If you mean an aortic aneurysm, then typically these cause symptoms and most patients will notice at least discomfort in the chest, back, or abdomen, depending on the aneurysm's location. I doubt anyone would not notice for too long. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden rupture in brain aneurysm?

What can cause sudden rupture in brain aneurysm?

High blood pressure: Although brain aneurysms can rupture spontaneously, high blood pressure increases the chances of rupture. People with known cerebral aneurysms, especially at a young age (19), should consult a brain surgeon. ...Read more

Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more