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I hae an abdominal aortic aneurysm measuring 2.5 CM in

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I hae an abdominal aortic aneurysm measuring 2.5 CM in Maixmal diameter just
just above the aortic bifurcation. what is the how serious is this. Wold it require
surgery now?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 7 years ago.



tell me that


when it was diagnosed?


is it giving problems chest pain / breathlessness?


do you have any history of hypertension / or atherosclerosis?



Customer: replied 7 years ago.

It was just diagnosed in a cat scan which I had for another reason.It was in the report.

It is not giving me chest pain. I do have some history of hypertension. Related

to this is that I have been taking a new series of blood pressure meicine-atenolo-mavic ad norvasc. This has kept the pressure in the range of 120/60 to 130/60. I have

some slight discomfort in the chest at times. In l969 I had triple by pass surgery.

The last nuclear tread mill test last year indicate that 2 grafts were still wide opn

and one had abou 5% blockage. I had the cat scan because I was insome discomfort

in the lower right had area and thought there might be a problem where the illiac

artery had been stented.

Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 7 years ago.





for your information i want to tell you that



If the aneurysm is small and there are no symptoms:


than we have to decide whether the risk of having surgery is smaller than the risk of bleeding if you do not have surgery.


checking the size of the aneurysm with a yearly ultrasound test, to see if the aneurysm is getting bigger.


Surgery is usually recommended for patients who have aneurysms bigger than 2 inches or 5.5 cm across and aneurysms that are growing quickly. The goal is to perform surgery before complications or symptoms develop.


The outcome is usually good if an experienced surgeon repairs the aneurysm before it ruptures.


When an abdominal aortic aneurysm ruptures, it is a true medical emergency.

Complications include:


im giving you few tips


To reduce the risk of increasing aneurysms size:


Eat a heart-healthy diet, exercise, stop smoking (if you smoke), and reduce stress to help lower your chances of having a blocked artery again.


Your health care provider may give you medicine to help lower your cholesterol.

take medicines for blood pressure regularly as prescribed to you.


dont worry sir have a good health take care of yourself thanks:)