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Tear In Aorta
Tremendous twist: It would take a tremendous twist to cause an aortic tear unless you have an aneurism or other problem with your aorta. ...Read more
Can lifting weights for the first time tear your aorta, irrational thinking but just one of those i can't shake?
No: These are not relatedGet a more detailed answer ›
After a major heart attack in February the heart cath caused a tear in my aorta.need to know if my risks are higher having another cath done?
Risk: The procedural risk is the same each time;doesn't increase with successive procedures ...Read more
I have intense back pain and chest pain can it be a aorta anuersym or tear, what do you recommend?
Huh?: Do you know you have an aortic aneurysm? If so, speak with your doctor about your options as this is an emergency. However if not, most likely you may have spine issue either facet joint pain, herniated disk or even a muscle trigger point or pain. Once the aneurysm is ruled out i would see a spine specialist to evaluate this further. ...Read more
My sister had an aorta rupture/tear 9 days ago.She hasn't opened her eyes.Now,she can move her arms,hands,& legs except her right arm/hand. Paralysis?
I think i might have had an aortic dissection just now and i'm terrified in tears. What should I do?
Go get evaluated: An aortic dissection does not typically just happen and go away. It is a life threatening event that more typically causes excruciating, tearing pain that persists. If you are still having such pain, you should call 911 and go to an emergency room! if you had some pain that went away on its own, a dissection is much less likely -- just go get examined by a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2 yrs ago I jumped hard into a lake and suffered shooting chest pains. I still periodically get sharp left chest pains. Could this be an aortic tear?
Unlikely, but see Dr: Unlikely. It usually takes considerable blunt chest trauma to tear the aorta: Such as in an automobile crash with sudden deceleration. The consequences are life threatening requiring immediate attention. It's possible that you injured your chest wall resulting in some intermittent derangement that's causing your pain. For peace of mind see your physician for an exam. ...Read more
Can teenagers get an aortic dissection? For the last few months i've been having pains all over my chest, ranging from a small stinging to a tearing/clenching pain, normally in the center of my chest. Just recently i heard about aortic dissections, and
It : It would be extremely unlikely for a teenager to have an aortic dissection in the absence of trauma or a connective tissue disorder like marfan or ehlers-danlos syndrome. I think a far more likely explanation for your symptoms is gastroesophageal reflux (gerd): acid in the stomach leaking into the esophagus and burning it. Gerd is more common when you're lying down and after eating certain foods. If you've noticed your symptoms changing with position and/or diet, that's probably what's going on. I would suggest that you try one of the over-the-counter medicines for acid reflux. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer