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I am a 62 year old female. 13 years ago I had a aneurysm. I

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I am a 62 year old female. 13 years ago I had a aneurysm. I quit smoking, I walk, and general good health. But I worry about the effects for me at this age. Should I watch
out for changes due to having one, or could I have another.
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Where was your aneurysm located?

Did you have surgery for it/artificial graft placed?

Has your doctor found any evidence of a recurrence?

Do you have any medical problems or take any medication?

How tall are you and how much do you weigh?

This is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. I look forward to helping you.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Right side of head. I had surgery same day. no graft.

The dr. said I would prob. never have another one, but what about other

effects . I take synthroid, chol. pill, ambien for sleep.

I am 5'@ 140lb. I am 20 over weight just came on this year.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Right side of head, surgery same day. no graft. Dr. said I would probably never have another one. I take synthroid, ambein, cholesterol.

62 years old. 5'2 140 lb. Ive gained 20 in the past year.


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Thank you for that extra information.

From what you have posted, and what your doctors have told you, I do not feel that you need to worry that you are at a high risk for having another aneurysm.

Also, I do not believe you need to worry about changes occurring either from a new aneurysm forming or from the aneurysm you had years ago.

So. What is the take home message: You will be OK and shouldn't worry about this at all..

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Dr. Rick MD FACS

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