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Is it possible to tear your aorta by twisting your upper body, in a 19yo male?

Is it possible to tear your aorta by twisting your upper body, in a 19yo male?

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

Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


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Can lifting weights for the first time tear your aorta, irrational thinking but just one of those i can't shake?

Can lifting weights for the first time tear your aorta, irrational thinking but just one of those i can't shake?

No: Dont over do it and you will be fine. Exercise and exertion in moderation is healthy and recommended but discuss it with your physician to make sure it is ok for you. ...Read more

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Can a fall off a bicycle cause a tear in the aorta?

Can a fall off a bicycle cause a tear in the aorta?

Unlikely but possible: Any serious deceleration can cause traumatic disruption of the aorta. More commonly motor vehicle collisions, but I have seen a bicycle collision do it. ...Read more

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I have intense back pain and chest pain can it be a aorta anuersym or tear, what do you recommend?

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

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I think i might have had an aortic dissection just now and i'm terrified in tears. What should I do?

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 more

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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?

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

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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 more

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