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Husband has AAA stent. Right groin was site of heart cath as well as AAA stent. 3 weeks post op still has hard swelling. Is this bad?

Husband has AAA stent. Right groin was site of heart cath as well as AAA stent. 3 weeks post op still has hard swelling. Is this bad?

Not necessarily: 2 intervention via one femoral artery, can cause scar tissue, but be in touch with your cardiologist and he might order a doppler from the site. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Had aaa stent operation 12/13/16 aneurysm was 4.7 cm, 1/17/17 CT decreased to 4.4 cm. 6/12/17 CT increased to 4.6 cm. What if it keeps getting larger?

Had aaa stent operation 12/13/16 aneurysm was 4.7 cm, 1/17/17 CT decreased to 4.4 cm. 6/12/17 CT increased to 4.6 cm. What if it keeps getting larger?

I think that it: Is possible that you have misinterpreted the report and are looking at outside diameter rather than inside diameter. In addition, if properly placed the stent will not allow the aneurysm to expand. This should be discussed with your vascular surgeon. It is surprising that you have required another CT scan and therefore I suspect something else is going on. Have him/her explain this to you. ...Read more

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I recently had a bunch of surgeries to drain out my kinder of infections and replacing a stent and removing rocks and I have this yellow ish discharge?

I recently had a bunch of surgeries to drain out my kinder of infections and replacing a stent and removing rocks and I have this yellow ish discharge?

Kidney stent: It is not clear where the discharge is from, your nephrostomy site or in the urine. .. It is best to call the urologist for an in person examination and evaluation for treatment. ...Read more

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I had lithotripsy for bladder stone yesterday approx 3 pm. I got discharge today from hospital. Doctor left a stent over there. And today I had sex wi?

I had lithotripsy for bladder stone yesterday approx 3 pm. I got discharge today from hospital. Doctor left a stent over there. And today I had sex wi?

Ok as long as...: It's okay to have sex after. .. as long as being comfortable during the act. Remember: If you got stent, it indicated you underwent laser lithotripsy of ureteral stone, probably not bladder + ureteral stent, which may induce its inherent bladder discomfort. Adding intercourse, local discomfort may exaggerate. So, balance sexual pleasure and local physical discomfort; you decide and listen to body. ...Read more

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I have a pulsatile mass in my abd. Upper sono ruled out aaa, liv, kid, pan, gb. I have all symptoms of crc except anemia, +fobt. Can it stil b colitis?

I have a pulsatile mass in my abd. Upper sono ruled out aaa, liv, kid, pan, gb. I have all symptoms of crc except anemia, +fobt. Can it stil b colitis?

Could: Still be something in your digestive tract. I would recommend an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy assuming all the above test were negative. If you are very thin, this may be a normal finding that you just became aware of but since you have gone thru such an extensive workup to date, why not r/o all with the scopes. ...Read more

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I had a ureteric stent removel five days ago and straight away had very small leakages was told it will go away is it normal and when will it ho away.

Stents: If you had no urinary incontinence before the stent placement, there is nothing about stent removal that would cause any permanent problem in this regard. Irritation to the bladder either from the cystocope or, less likely, infection are likely to blame. If it persists more than a few days, see your urologist. ...Read more

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Can a young person die from aaa?

Can a young person die from aaa?

Yes: Any person with a AAA can die. Typically the larger the aneurysm, the greater the risk. Younger individuals, especially less than 40, typically do not have significant aneurysms without a familial cause such as marfan's or ehlers danlos and in these patient the aneurysms can be fatal. ...Read more

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2.5 AAA. .... Where do I go from here?

2.5 AAA. .... Where do I go from here?

2.5 cm aaa: For a 65 yo woman with a 2.5 cm aorta (not really an aneursym), the chance of this rupturing in your lifetime is well under 1%. I would typically repeat the ultrasound in 1 year, and with no enlargement, you are probably very safe. ...Read more

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What should we expect to happen after repair of aaa?

What should we expect to happen after repair of aaa?

Depend: Did you have traditional open AAA repair or the endoluminal stent graft repair through the groin incision only. With the stent graft repair, the recovery should be much faster and you should resume normal activity within a week or two. ...Read more

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I have terrible pain. Is it probable I have an aaa?

I have terrible pain. Is it probable I have an aaa?

Unlikely: Given your age, without a significant history of a connective tissue disorder, this is very very unlikely. ...Read more

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Is it possible for AAA repairs to leak?

Is it possible for AAA repairs to leak?

Yes: Probably you are thinking of endoleak following stent graft repair for aaa. What this means is that there is persistent blood flow into the excluded aneurysm sac after the stent graft is placed. It is not leaking outside the aaa, just outside the stent graft. There are several types, some require treatment and others do not. Your surgeon will be able to explain your specific case. ...Read more

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Can anxiety attacks be caused by an aaa?

Can anxiety attacks be caused by an aaa?

Anxiety/AAA: Not physically but the psychological strain can certainly lead to anxiety. ...Read more

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Is swelling in groin after AAA endograft normal?

Is swelling in groin after AAA endograft normal?

Not really...: There may be some bruising and firmness from minor bleeding, but it also could be a pseudoaneuysm of the puncture site. You should see your surgeon who may order an ultrasound to further evaluate. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between migraines and aaa?

Is there a relationship between migraines and aaa?

No: No, there is no well established relationship between migraines and aaas. Symptoms of rupture are excrutiating abdominal/flank or back pain, and shock.The greatest risk factors for aaas are age >65, smoking, male gender, and a family history. People with connective tissue disorders (marfan's syndrome / ehlers-danlos syndrome) are also at greater risk. Ultrasounds are a great screening modality. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between body weight and aaa?

Is there a relationship between body weight and aaa?

Not really: Weight does not have anything to do with aaa. The most important risk factors are smoking, high blood pressure and age. Genetics is also a big factor as a history of AAA in a parent or grandparent. Basically if you are a smoker and have high blood pressure with a history of AAA in a parent you should have an ultrasound to see if you have an aneurysm. ...Read more

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Is having a tortuous aorta worse than developing a aaa?

Tortuous vessel: No. Lots of people has tortuous vessels that never cause problems. That's not to say people with tortuous vessels can't have problems too but the tortuous vessels alone are very rarely the cause. ...Read more

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Can daily sex/mastrubation and strenous exercise cause triple AAA (aneurysm)?

No: AAA are caused by chronic high blood pressure, genetics, or disease of the arteries from smoking and diet. ...Read more

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I am looking for the best surgeon in Seattle that treats and performs surgery on AAA. Who do you recommend?

I am looking for the best surgeon in Seattle that treats and performs surgery on AAA. Who do you recommend?

Best way to find: A specialist is through your own physician (PCP) who had experience in assessing the out comes by previous referrals, or family member or close or friends or look for a medical centre where a large number of cases are performed, they will give you a list of surgeons. Due to remarkable progress you may not need open surgery, is possible to have endo-vascular procedure. ...Read more

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Noticeably strong aeortic pulse whilst lying down/lying on surfboard. When should I worry about aaa? Thanks

Why worry???: Doubt an AAA in a 20 y/o, probably a thin individual.
Suggest Life Screenings and pay for an abdominal ultra sound >$75.00 to ease your mind. ...Read more

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My grandpa had a AAA because he smoked what are the odds I have one I'm 24 and have heartbeats in abdomen and back?

My grandpa had a AAA because he smoked what are the odds I have one I'm 24 and have heartbeats in abdomen and back?

AAA in grand father: No only smoking but high blood pressure and high cholesterol and family history. Check your family tree for any others with AAA. Everyone has heartbeats in abd and back. Unless you are dead. ...Read more

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Age 68, live in Worland, mri wo/w contrast shows intrarenal aaa of 3.4, not there 3 years ago. Should I be concerned?

Age 68, live in Worland, mri wo/w contrast shows intrarenal aaa of 3.4, not there 3 years ago. Should I be concerned?

AAA: Generally that is not a size that would require surgery, but the rate of growth is also an important factor. You should be concerned enough to follow your doctor's follow up recommendations and treatment for underlying factors (e.g. Hypertension) that would predispose it to increase in size. Very low chance of rupture at 3.4cm, risk increases with increasing size. ...Read more

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I forgot whether I taken my atenolol tonight, shall I take it, even if I might double dose? Next dose is in 7.5hrs. Current hr is 58 BP 135/65 bav aaa

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I forgot whether I taken my atenolol tonight, shall I take it, even if I might double dose? Next dose is in 7.5hrs. Current hr is 58 BP 135/65 bav aaa

Please carefully: You condition is not proper for the double dose use of atenolol now, but you need to carefully watch your heart beats or BP in the next two or three hour, if any rise ocurre, use of half dose or even less of atenolol maybe safe and helpful. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse. ...Read more

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How would you know if the AAA is already severe?

? severe AAA: Ask your doctor to have an ultrasound done to assess the size of your aneurysm. Its a soundwave test, no radiation, no pain. In the hands of a good tech ultrasound can be very accurate. ...Read more

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Does a AAA make you tired?

Does a AAA make you tired?

In general "No": By itself, AAA does not cause weakness unless it is "leaking" or has ruptured, in which case there will be associated symptom of pain in the "belly" or at the back. Chronic aneurysm, especially after previous AAA graft repair, may slowly erode into adjacent vein (like the inferior vena cava) giving rise to a small communication, i.e., an aorto-caval fistula, can cause "weakness" or short of breath. ...Read more

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Does a AAA make weird sounds?

Does a AAA make weird sounds?

Not often: Aaas are typically silent. They don't hurt until they rupture and they typically can not be felt. It would be possible to hear the turbulence of the blood flow through blocked renal arteries or mesenteric arteries. For parts of the AAA to have turbulence and cause a noise (bruit) is possible but would be rare. ...Read more

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