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Are intermittent sharp pains signs of aneurysm?

Are intermittent sharp pains signs of aneurysm?

Many causes for pain: Pain (depending on the location-- head, chest, stomach) has different causes. Intermittent sharp pains are more consistent with a local process that irritates the nerve. This is usually due to muscles. If you have concerns about the pains, or if you have other risk factors for aneurysm (family history or are a smoker), then you should make an appointment with your doctor to get it checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is a condition where there is weakness in the wall of a blood vessel. A clot can form in the vessel as the vessel widens or expands. An artery with an aneurysm can ...Read more


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Docs, could a cat scan detect signs of an unruptured aneurysm?

Docs, could a cat scan detect signs of an unruptured aneurysm?

Yes: And that is the goal of screening abdominal ultrasounds or cat scans. Finding the aneurysm before it ruptures is the only way to electively repair and prevent death from a ruptured aneurysm. ...Read more

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Are there warning signs for an aortic aneurysm? Any ways to prevent one? Is there an exam that shows if you are susceptible to one?

Are there warning signs for an aortic aneurysm? Any ways to prevent one? Is there an exam that shows if you are susceptible to one?

Perhaps: Positive family history, marfans or connective tissue disease, hypertension, smoking, no absolute predictors, but good accurate exams and imaging are available. Aneurysm can affect any part of the aorta - chest, abdomen pelvis and any named vessel! so full history and exams are relevant. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs for a brain aneurysm?

What are the warning signs for a brain aneurysm?

NO SYMPTOMS/PAIN/HEA: An unruptured aneurysm may have no symptoms, if it is large it may press on the brain and cause pain behind the eyeas, double vision, weakness on one side of face, drooping eye lid and dilated pupil leakin aneurysm may cause sudden severe headache.And ruptured aneurysm causes extremely severe headache, nausea and vomiting, stiff neck, seizures, confusion, stiff neck, ptosis, and loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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Could pains in the lower part of the head behind the ear show signs of an aneurysm?

Could pains in the lower part of the head behind the ear show signs of an aneurysm?

Pains: Aneurysm is usually asymptomatic until the clinical event occurs. Pain in the head could possibly be a sign of ruptured or enlarging aneurysm but it would be unlikely to be a sign of an aneurysm not actively enlarging or rupturing. In the spectrum of pains behind the ear, aneurysm would be way down on the list. ...Read more

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Headache almost everyday at the top of the head lijje something is press feel like numb is it sign of aneurysm?

Headache almost everyday at the top of the head lijje something  is press feel like numb is it sign of aneurysm?

Aneurism not likely: If you have had headaches off and on and this one is lasing longer than others, it is probably migraine. Aneurism does not cause headaches until it bleeds. Once it bleeds the headache is severe and generally the person becomes lethargic then semiconscious and finally unconscious unless recognized and treated quickly. ...Read more

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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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