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Pulsation on the abdominal aorta means what?

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Dr. J mark Rheudasil
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: depends

May be normal in a thinner or fit patient, or may indicate dilation of the aorta (aneurysm).
An ultrasound will sort this out and is painless and easy.

In brief: depends

May be normal in a thinner or fit patient, or may indicate dilation of the aorta (aneurysm).
An ultrasound will sort this out and is painless and easy.
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Dr. Nicolas Mouawad
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

In thin people, one can see the pulsation of the abdominal aorta.
But it may also be a sign of an aneurysm. If it is very prominent, it should get evaluated, especially if one has a strong family history of vascular disease, aneurysms, or smoking.

In brief: Depends

In thin people, one can see the pulsation of the abdominal aorta.
But it may also be a sign of an aneurysm. If it is very prominent, it should get evaluated, especially if one has a strong family history of vascular disease, aneurysms, or smoking.
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