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What Type Of Doctor Should I See For Abtominal Aortic Aneurysm
"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
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
Depends on severity: Depending on the severity of the injury, your primary md may be able to help you or perhaps refer you to a thoracic surgeon or trauma surgeon. ...Read more
Urologist: Urologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
GI doctor: Most bloating is related to problems with the GI tract. Start there although a family doctor is generally an excellent option for this symptom. ...Read more
A rheumatologist: A rheumatologist is the main specialist to see for evaluating raynaud's symptoms. A primary care doctor can order many of the tests. Sometimes the primary care doctor will refer a patient to both a rheumatologist and an endocrinologist (to evaluate for hormonal imbalances). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple: There are multiple professionals that treat neck and back pain, in part because they are so common. Usually a good place to start is a primary care doctor. If you do not respond to more conservative care, then the primary care doctor would typically refer you to an orthopedic or neuro surgeon. That is not to say you need surgery at that point, but they can then give their opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Many types of doctors treat leg pain. Many causes are musculoskeletal making an orthopod a good choice, but many are also commonly diagnosed and well treated by your family physician. Start with one of those and if it something more serious like a vascular or dermatologic issue, they can refer you in the right direction. ...Read more
Recently diagnosed with bladder cancer and an abdominal aortic aneurysm. What advice do you have?
Bladder cancer/AAA: Determining if your AAA needs attention or if it can simply be watched still will be based on its size. Make sure your vascular surgeon and urologist are sharing notes meaning both are aware you have the two conditions. They will tailor a plan for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
FP/IM: I suggest starting with a comprehensive physical by your PCP. FP or internist. ...Read more
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