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How long would symptoms be present before a 10cm abdominal aortic aneurysm blows?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rupture AAA

Best care is avoid rupture.
Prior to rupture there are little to no symptoms. At time of AAA rupture, a life threatening emergency exists, the risk of death elevates. If you know you have a 10cm aaa, get it evaluated and repaired. If you have been evaluated (with a second opinion) and told a repair is not possible, then stay on your medical regimen. Make plan to avoid er if/when rupture occurs.

In brief: Rupture AAA

Best care is avoid rupture.
Prior to rupture there are little to no symptoms. At time of AAA rupture, a life threatening emergency exists, the risk of death elevates. If you know you have a 10cm aaa, get it evaluated and repaired. If you have been evaluated (with a second opinion) and told a repair is not possible, then stay on your medical regimen. Make plan to avoid er if/when rupture occurs.
Dr. Tracy Berg
Dr. Tracy Berg
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Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

This is an emergency you do not want to wait for symptoms see a specialist immediately.

In brief: It depends

This is an emergency you do not want to wait for symptoms see a specialist immediately.
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
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Dr. TRUC DAO
Psychiatry

In brief: AAA 10cm

Not heard of 10cm, must be a very lucky person to be alive till then, as surgery is indicated when it reaches above 4.
5cm diameter.

In brief: AAA 10cm

Not heard of 10cm, must be a very lucky person to be alive till then, as surgery is indicated when it reaches above 4.
5cm diameter.
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO
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1 comment
Dr. Robert Vorhies
Currently still debate between 5.0 and 5.5 cm as the defining indications for repair of AAA. Studies showed no difference in risk of rupture between 4.5 and 5.0 cm however. Symptoms occur in less than 25% of patients with AAA. Risk of rupture in a 10 cm AAA id greater than 75% in 12 months.
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