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Will diverticulitis aggravate an aortic aneurysm?

Will diverticulitis aggravate an aortic aneurysm?

No, but: Diverticulitis is not related to aortic aneurysm. However, if there is constipation, would suggest a good bowel regimen to avoid excessive straining. ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more


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Will a aortic aneurysm disappear?

Will a aortic aneurysm disappear?

NO: Aneurysmal dilatation of the aorta is a pathologic dilatation that does not disappear. Surgical resection makes it disappear. ...Read more

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Can ultrasound miss an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Can ultrasound miss an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Not likely: Some are not ideal if too much gas. Or poor prep or obesity , but usually are repeated if technical issue. The infra renal aorta and iliacs are well visualized in most. ...Read more

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How long will symptoms be present before a 10cm abdominal aortic aneurysm ruptures?

How long will symptoms be present before a 10cm abdominal aortic aneurysm ruptures?

Usually no symptoms: Most aneurysms do not give any symptoms until they rupture. A 10cm aneurysm has been present for many years. The normal aorta is about 2 cm, and aneurysms tend to grow about .4 cm/year, meaning about 16 years. A 10 cm aneurysm should be treated very urgently, as it is at very high risk of rupturing, and outcomes are worse when treating a ruptured aneurysm than when treating electively. ...Read more

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Can lifting cause an aortic aneurysm to rupture?

Can lifting cause an aortic aneurysm to rupture?

Yes: Lifting or any kind of strenuous exercise will increase the blood pressure. If this happens in a sudden fashion then conceivably the aneurysm can rupture. A lot depends on the size of the aneurysm as well. ...Read more

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How does an ascending aortic aneurysn differ from a descending aortic aneurysm?

Couple of things: Ascending aortic aneurysms occur anywhere from just after the heart to just after the takeoff of the blood brain vessels. In descending aneurysm, the site is any of the remaining aorta. This becomes complicated because one type can also turn into the other. Generally speaking, ascending aneurysms are usually operated on, and descending are usually medically managed. Complicated topic. ...Read more

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Does colon tumor lead to diverticulitis?

Does colon tumor lead to diverticulitis?

No: Colon cancer does not cause diverticulitis. But you can develop diverticulitis independently while having colon cancer. ...Read more

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Will a descending thoracic aortic aneurysm get smaller or disappear?

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Not on its own: Aneurysms tend to grow slowly over time: for abdominal aortic aneurysms, about 10% of their diameter per year, for thoracic aneurysms, maybe slightly less. Risk factors for growth include uncontrolled hypertension and smoking. ...Read more

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How long can symptoms be present before a 10cm abdominal aortic aneurysm ruptures?

How long can symptoms be present before a 10cm abdominal aortic aneurysm ruptures?

Why wait to find out: We start to worry about aneurysms when they are larger than 5 cm. Think of it like a latex balloon. Once it is really big, it pops pretty easy. Any symptoms at all are a sign of impending rupture. And rupture has devastating consequences, including sudden death. See a vascular surgeon before there are symptoms. Once it is symptomatic it might be too late. ...Read more

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Would abdominal aorta aneurysm show up on a abdominal x-ray?

Would abdominal aorta aneurysm show up on a abdominal x-ray?

Not reliable test.: If an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) has been present for a long time, calcium deposits in wall of the AAA may be visible on x-ray but this is unreliable. An ultrasound or ct scan are better, excellent, studies to diagnose an aaa. ...Read more

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Would a routine, regular abdominal X-ray be able to detect an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Would a routine, regular abdominal X-ray be able to detect an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

If calcified.: If the wall of the aneurysm is calcified it may be possible to see it on a regular abdominal x-ray especially if a transtable view is obtained. ...Read more

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Can an echo detect abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Can an echo detect abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Ultrasound, not echo: Aortic ultrasound or sonogram is commonly used to diagnose aaa, abdominal aortic aneurysm. Echo is specifically used to assess the heart: valves, chambers, ejection fraction, wall motion. ...Read more

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Will general anesthesia rupture a small cerebral aneurysm?

Will general anesthesia rupture a small cerebral aneurysm?

It shouldn't: As long as everyone is aware it is there and your blood pressure is well controlled. Consult with your neurologist prior to surgery. He may want you to undergo a coiling or clipping before elective surgery. ...Read more

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What hospital will treat an aortic aneurysm?

Most: Depending on how big and where the aneurysm is, when the timing is right, most larger hospitals have vascular or thoracic surgeons who can repair this lesion. ...Read more

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Can an abdominal aortic aneurysm be detected on a gall bladder ultrasound test?

Maybe: An abdominal ultrasound is an excellent way to detect an abdominal aortic aneurysm but the person doing ultrasound has to look at the aorta. If the sonographer only looks at the gallbladder, they will not see the aortic aneurysm. ...Read more

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Will an ultrasound reveal an abdominal aorta aneurysm?

Will an ultrasound reveal an abdominal aorta aneurysm?

Abdom aortic aneurys: Abdominal ultrasound is a very good test for demonstrating abdominal aortic aneurysms. ...Read more

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How does an abdominal aortic aneurysm affect my kidneys?

Aneurysm and kidney : Many abdominal aortic aneurysms start below your kidneys and therefore don't actually affect them. ...Read more

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Can falling cause an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

No: Trauma such as falling does not cause aaas. They typically form slowly over time due to inflammation in the wall of the aorta. Risk factors are age >65, smoking, male gender and a family history. Interestingly high speed motor vehicle accidents can cause a tear in the thoracic aorta. These are called dissections. ...Read more

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Diverticulitis (Definition)

A condition in which one or more of the small pouches in the digestive tract ...Read more