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How do you know if you have an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

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Dr. Richard Sheppeck
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: By scan

Abdominal aortic aneurysms can sometimes be found by a good physical exam , it helps if you are thin.
Otherwise, if there is a family history of aneurysm, or strong suspicion of one...An ultrasound of the abdomen can often rule it in or out..Failing that a ct-scan is the most accurate and expensive way to diagnose this problem.

In brief: By scan

Abdominal aortic aneurysms can sometimes be found by a good physical exam , it helps if you are thin.
Otherwise, if there is a family history of aneurysm, or strong suspicion of one...An ultrasound of the abdomen can often rule it in or out..Failing that a ct-scan is the most accurate and expensive way to diagnose this problem.
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
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Dr. Peter H'doubler
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Imaging study

Most AAA are hard to detect by physical exam unless the patient is fairly thin.
Ultrasound and ct scan are the most common imaging studies to detect aaa. If you have a family history of AAA then you have a higher risk of developing a aaa.

In brief: Imaging study

Most AAA are hard to detect by physical exam unless the patient is fairly thin.
Ultrasound and ct scan are the most common imaging studies to detect aaa. If you have a family history of AAA then you have a higher risk of developing a aaa.
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Dr. Peter H'doubler
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