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The Regular Abdominal Xray Can You See An Aortic Aneurysm If I Had One
"Aneurysm" has scary implications for many people. It just means an enlargement of an artery. The problem is that when arteries (including the aorta) get too large, their walls become weak and prone to tear (dissection) or rupture. If this happens in the aorta it can be a catastrophe. Management of aortic aneurysms depends on where it is, how big, whether it's growing, ...Read more
If you have an abdominal ultrasound for gallbladder, can it also pick up an aortic abdominal aneurysm?
Is it possible to have an abd aortic aneurysm if i've had abd ultrasound and echo in the past four months? Do they grow that quickly?
AAA: First of all abdominal aortic aneuysms are almost unheard of in a 38 year old woman. It is worth pointing out however that anyone can open a facility and buy an ultrasound machine. Make sure your ultrasound and report came from a facility with appropriate certification or ask your doctor if it did. You can be more confident the report is accurate that way. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None: An abdominal aortic aneurysm is usually silent and has no symptoms until it is beginning to expand or rupture. If you have a family history or are a hypertensive smoker you should be checked. In most cases this involves an ultrasound of the aorta which is a simple screening test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Aneurysms become more common with aging.Get a more detailed answer ›
Get an Ultrasound: Plain x-rays use ionizing radiation and can miss many aneurysms - only images the ones that have a lot of calcium in them (many don't have calcium at all). Ultrasound uses sound waves and sees just about every aneurysm so it's the very best screening test! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If u have a aneurysm in thoracic aorta and made a echocardiogram, would doc see it ? if it was at the arch for example? didnt tell doc my worries
Yes: As long as you have a good ultrasonographer! ...Read more
I have had an aneurysm on my brain stem which was repaired with an aneurysm clip, can you still get more aneurysms later?
Sometimes: Most cerebral aneurysms are congenital in origin and rarely multiple unless you have an underlying genetic condition. If they did a full angiogram in the past, they would have looked at all the vessels. If they did not, you should get one. Smoking is the biggest risk factor for developing cerebral aneurysms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a doctor have to look for an AAA directly when doing an ultrasound or would it show up in a normal abdominal ultrasound, I have had ab us?
Will an abd ultrasound and ct scan show if you have a bowel obstruction? My abdominal pain is getn worse, the ER couldn't figure out a cause.
Bowel obstruction: Should show it. Need to keep working on cause with your Dr. ...Read more
Can excercise help all small epicarcardial vessels to open up or would you recommend another angiogram had one last month and getting chest pain still?
Why is my md suggesting genetic testing to help determine if I should wait or have surgery soon on my 4.9 thoracic aortic aneurysm?
Cause: Aortic aneurysms caused by genetic predisposition can have a much higher rupture rate and a more rapid rate of growth. These are operated on at a smaller size. Otherwise, 5- 5.5cm is the usual size to consider surgery. If there is a family history, or if the genetic testing is positive, family members should be tested. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Live and breathe: You can live and breathe. Congratulations! Carry on. ...Read more
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