How long would it take for an abdominal aortic aneurysm to rupture?

AAA. Depends on cause. BP control is important. They bigger they are the sooner they rupture. Impossible to predict. unless they have been tracking it.

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How long can symptoms be present before a 10cm abdominal aortic aneurysm ruptures?

Uncertain. Typically patient should have abdominal or back pain for months to years however one can be completely asymtomatic and have sudden pain in abdomen and back due to rupture. Read more...
Why wait to find out. We start to worry about aneurysms when they are larger than 5 cm. Think of it like a latex balloon. Once it is really big, it pops pretty easy. Any symptoms at all are a sign of impending rupture. And rupture has devastating consequences, including sudden death. See a vascular surgeon before there are symptoms. Once it is symptomatic it might be too late. Read more...

Can a person have pain with an abdominal aortic aneurysm before it actually ruptures?

Possible. There is a condition called a "contained rupture", which means the walls of the aorta have been violated however the leak is contained. This is certainly painful but is not a full blown rupture. Urgent repair is indicated. A ct angiogram helps to identify this. Read more...
Yes. If you have an aneurysm and you have pain you should immediately go to the nearest emergency room. This could be a sign of impending rupture or rupture. This is an emergency. Read more...
Pain w/o rupture? At times a contained rupture can allow someone with a lot of pain to put off, temporarily, the big catastrophe. This is an urgent situation at that point which generally requires immediate attention. Read more...

How long would you have to smoke for abdominal aortic aneurysm to occur?

Aortic aneurysm. Aortic aneurysms have several factors, including uncontrolled hypertension, smoking, diabetes, and family history. These factors increase your risk for most forms of cardiovascular disease. The best bet is to quit smoking now, eat healthy, exercise regularly, and maintain a healthy weight. If you start now at a young age you can look forward to a much healthier life in the future. Read more...
Unknown. Smoking is never a good habit. No one can say regarding a cutoff age when smoking can be contributory (see I didn't say causative) ASCVD So don't smoke and then don't worry. Read more...

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

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