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What are the symptoms of aortic aneurysm?

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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

You may not have any symptoms from an aneurysm until it is too late.
If you have a family history or even a suspicion of having an aneurysm it is worth having this checked.

In brief: Depends

You may not have any symptoms from an aneurysm until it is too late.
If you have a family history or even a suspicion of having an aneurysm it is worth having this checked.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Edwin Schuller
A good abdominal exam looking for a palpable mass less than 4 to 8 cm in width below the renal region is a key. An abd. X-Ray may reveal one as well. Diagnostic suspicion is key.
Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Stable aneurysms (small and not growing) usually have no symptoms .
.. Large or growing aneurysms, or those about to rupture usually cause pain (abdomen and/or back) and problems with organs that have had their artery branches from the aorta closed off (e.g. Intestines, kidneys, legs, etc.

In brief: Depends

Stable aneurysms (small and not growing) usually have no symptoms .
.. Large or growing aneurysms, or those about to rupture usually cause pain (abdomen and/or back) and problems with organs that have had their artery branches from the aorta closed off (e.g. Intestines, kidneys, legs, etc.
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Silent killer

Unlike many medical issues, vascular diseases are often silent/symptom free until the "event".
No warning symptoms. The "event" associated with aaa/abdominal aortic aneurysm is rupture, where internal bleeding from a crack in the AAA occurs. This event, rupture, carries a high morbidity and mortality. If you want to know if you have a aaa, get an abdominal ultrasound.

In brief: Silent killer

Unlike many medical issues, vascular diseases are often silent/symptom free until the "event".
No warning symptoms. The "event" associated with aaa/abdominal aortic aneurysm is rupture, where internal bleeding from a crack in the AAA occurs. This event, rupture, carries a high morbidity and mortality. If you want to know if you have a aaa, get an abdominal ultrasound.
Dr. Tracy Berg
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