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Are aortic abdominal aneurysms very common?
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Dr. Scott Williamson
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: No, but
We don't see a lot of abdominal aortic aneurysms, but they are more common in men who have smoked.
Preventive medicine guidelines suggest that all men who have smoked get a screening abdominal ultrasound at 55.

In brief: No, but
We don't see a lot of abdominal aortic aneurysms, but they are more common in men who have smoked.
Preventive medicine guidelines suggest that all men who have smoked get a screening abdominal ultrasound at 55.
Dr. Scott Williamson
Dr. Scott Williamson
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Dr. Peter H'doubler
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Run in families
Although it is not entirely clear as to what causes aneurysms, there is a definite familial predisposition to their development.
If a parent or sibling has or have had an aneurysm, it is important to be checked. This can be done simply and easily with an ultrasound. Contact a vascular surgeon and have the test done at an icavl accredited vascular laboratory.

In brief: Run in families
Although it is not entirely clear as to what causes aneurysms, there is a definite familial predisposition to their development.
If a parent or sibling has or have had an aneurysm, it is important to be checked. This can be done simply and easily with an ultrasound. Contact a vascular surgeon and have the test done at an icavl accredited vascular laboratory.
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Dr. Peter H'doubler
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Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine
In brief: Somewhat
Not extremely but fairly common usually in older people with hypertension.

In brief: Somewhat
Not extremely but fairly common usually in older people with hypertension.
Dr. Marianna Post
Dr. Marianna Post
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