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20 months ago coiled aneurysm. I am worried about electrodes being placed on my head for retina angiogram test incase it affects my platinum coils. ?
No effect: I am guessing you are being tested for retinal function. This will involve flashing lights and electrodes to pick up the signal. An alternative test is for nerve transmission with flashing lights and electrodes on the back of the head. Neither of these tests will interact with your platinum coils. Enjoy the flashing lights. ...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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A CLOTTED BULGE: An aneurysm is a swollen, bulging area in a vessel. They can occur due to hardening of the arteries, trauma, infection, or congenital development. A thrombosed aneurysm is one that has become filled with clotted blood or debris. I hope this satisfies your needs. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ultrasound: Although ct will provide the best detail if an aortic aneurysm needs to be repaired, an ultrasound will show if you have a significant aortic aneurysm without the radiation exposure. Other types of aneurysms brain, visceral arteries are best seen with ct scanning. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Germs in blood strea: There are transient germs in our system all the time. Dental, other gastrointestinal, trauma, cardiac or superficial infections can all give bacteremia( germs in blood stream) also some aneurysms or pseudoaneuryms can erode into GI tract or perforate. ...Read more
Many Causes: There are many types of aneurysms. Most publicized are aortic aneurysms and cerebral or brain aneurysms; however, they can occur in just about any artery. They are a weakening of the wall of the artery, causing the it to bulge out. They can be due to injury or infection, but most simply form spontaneously without warning. Depending on location, rupture can be fatal. Smoking is a risk factor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer