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Is it alright to massage someone with an aortic aneurysm?

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Dr. Laura Pak
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

With the exception of deep abdominal massage or forceful back massage when the person is lying on his stomach.
In general, we advise patients with abdominal aneurysms control blood pressure, refrain from smoking, and stay away from activities that increase intraabdominal pressure (like sit-ups or crunches or heavy lifting).

In brief: Yes

With the exception of deep abdominal massage or forceful back massage when the person is lying on his stomach.
In general, we advise patients with abdominal aneurysms control blood pressure, refrain from smoking, and stay away from activities that increase intraabdominal pressure (like sit-ups or crunches or heavy lifting).
Dr. Laura Pak
Dr. Laura Pak
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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

The location and degree of pressure may help in determining it's effect on aneurysm.
Obviously, massage far away from the aneurysm will not matter. Pressure on the aneurysm maybe a risk, especially when vigorous.

In brief: It depends

The location and degree of pressure may help in determining it's effect on aneurysm.
Obviously, massage far away from the aneurysm will not matter. Pressure on the aneurysm maybe a risk, especially when vigorous.
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
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