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Palpable Abdominal Aorta
Okay to go to ballet and taekwondo classes (and spar) before going to ultrasound to determine if palpable abdominal aorta is AAA? Feeling paranoid...
Wait: I would wait to see what is going on first. Ballet and taekwondo?? I don't know, you sound like your kind of young for a abdominal aortic aneurism??See 1 more doctor answer
Went to doc for sinus infection. Abdominal exam revealed "palpable abdominal aorta" & now told to get ultrasound. But a bit young for possible AAA???
It is possible: To have an AAA but not likely it is prudent to be thorough with a palpable abdominal aorta. If you are very thin that is not unusual however if the Aortic palpation reveals an expansile aorta it is more worrisomeSee 1 more doctor answer
See you doctor: If you are thin, your abdominal aorta may be easy to feel. In most cases, this is benign. Have your doctor examine you to determine if you need any further imaging.
Normal: 14 mm is normal. Size usually does not alter wall thickness.
Not necessarily.: There is a significant difference is the average size of the female abdominal aorta versus the male aorta. The average size of the female is about 1.8-2.5 cm, and the average size of the male aorta is higher. If the distal vessels, going to the legs are of normal size and caliber, and the patient is female-there is no concern. If male, then a better look at the walls of the aorta, is needed.
Because my abdominal aorta is so small (14mm), does it have to stretch much more than a bigger one?
If u have 14mm abdominal aorta the wall tension must be higher than if I had 25mm aorta? Because the wall thickness r not as great?
I keep getting mixed answers. Is it unusual for a 23y/o man to have a 14 mm abdominal aorta? Some say it is? Last questions now sorry...
Small: That's smaller than average, but if your BP in your feet is normal, there's no indication for any intervention and no risk to you.
Just need to understand one last thing then ill be gone: my unusually small abdominal aorta 14mm)must stretch more than a normal and it cant be good?
Small aorta: How do you know your aorta is that diameter? Are you sure it isn't an error
Live and breathe: You can live and breathe. Congratulations! Carry on.
Aorta: Different parts of the aorta can vary but it would seem difficult to have the same part vary that much.
If you have 14mm abdominal aorta as a 23 yo, you will have thinner walls than if you had 2cm healthy aorta and so a weaker aorta. More prone to burst?
Just the opposite: Aortic aneurysms have a higher risk of rupture with increasing diameter. Generally they are treated expectantly with observation and antihypertensives if necessary until they become symptomatic (with pain or showering emboli distally), or enlarge greater than 5 cm. The two methods of fixing them are with a traditional operation or more recently, stent placement.
Bigger than normal: An ectatic abdominal aorta is one that is bigger than normal but not quite an aneurysm, which is defined as having a diameter that is 1.5X larger than that of a normal segment of aorta. A normal aorta for a man may be somewhere between 18-26 mm, though this is not hard and fast rule. There is general agreement that an aorta measuring 40 mm or greater would be considered an aneurysm, however.See 1 more doctor answer
It might: Typically an enlarged aorta is due to an anuerysm. The anueysm may or may not contain cholesterol plaque. Aortic aneurysms are repaired once they reach a certain size due to the risk of rupture. People with aortic anuerysms should follow up routinely with a vascular specialist for ongoing management of the condition (cardiologist or vascular surgeon).
In x-ray findings, the Dr. Said that there were extensive artherosclerotic, changes in the visualized abdominal aorta. What does this mean?
Calcium: There is calcium in the wall of the aorta +/- iliac arteries. This is arteriosclerosis or "hardening" of the arteries. This may not need treatment. (other than not smoking, keeping BP and cholesterol under control). A vascular surgeon can tell you if additional testing or treatment is necessary.See 3 more doctor answers
Sometimes when I lay on my back my abdominal aorta has a strong pulse. Sometimes it doesnt. Usually when it is a strong pulse im anxious. Is this bad?
Check it out: Most likely you are hypervigslent when anxious but should let doc chk it iut.
- Talk to a doctor online
- Palpable abdominal mass
- Atherosclerosis of abdominal aorta
- Diameter of abdominal aorta
- Mild ectasia of the abdominal aorta
- Branch of abdominal aorta
- Atheromatous disease of the abdominal aorta
- Bifurcation of abdominal aorta
- Arteries of the abdominal aorta
- Angiogram of abdominal aorta