Growing size of abdominal aortic aneurysm; how much is safe?

Speed matters. 5-5.5 cm is the usual size that repair is recommended. But a growing aneurysm may need earlier repair -- esp if it increases in size by more than 1 cm in less than a year.
5 cm. Recommend abdominal aneurysms be repaired once greater than 5 cm in diameter.
Aneurysm size. Beyond 4cm, the aneurysm is observed very closely. It needs be operated before it burst.

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Is it safe to get in a tanning bed with a small abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Physicians. Have you ever heard of a physician telling patients that tanning beds are safe? Read more...
Tis not safe at all. Not unless the small abdominal aortic aneurysm has been cleared by airport security! lol! couldn't resist the one liner! but seriously..... With or without any type of abdominal aorta i must agree with dr. Killian, suntanning beds are by no means safe or without risk for other really nasty things like skin cancers or at the very least skin burns of a serious nature. Read more...
AAA. Don't use tanning beds. They are terrible for your skin and can cause cancer. It has nothing to do with your aneurysm. Read more...
Well. Getting into a tanning bed might be safe as long as you never turn it on ! tanning beds are a major risk for skin cancer. Read more...
Absolutely. There is nothing about an abdominal aortic aneurysm that would be affected or influenced by a tanning bed except perhaps trying to lift the bed or move it around. Tanning beds carry their own inherent risks however, from increasing your risk for developing skin cancers to overt burns or electrocution injuries. Used properly and in moderation, like with everything in life, you should be fine. Read more...
For the aneurysm. The aneurysm will not be affected by the tanning bed. You should be aware of the risks to your skin, however. Read more...

Is it safe to get in a tanning bed with a small abdominal aortic aneurysm? I have had it almost four years & it is smaller then a pea

Yes. Anything that doesn't incur increase in intra-abdominal pressure such as holding your breath with activity shouldn't cause any additional risk than getting in and out of a regular bed. Read more...