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I have a 1.4 cm calcified SAA and my Dr. says he won't do…

I have a 1.4...

I have a 1.4 cm calcified SAA and my Dr. says he won't do anything unless it enlarges OR I can't mentally handle it. Does calcification control the aneurysm if it does burst?

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

They found it on an MRI scan because of left side pain.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

I've experienced this type of pain off and on for the past 6 years and they tell me that's at least how long I've had the SAA. When the pain is at it's worst...there is no position to make it better.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

My Mom and her 3 sisters all had brain aneurysms with it causing the death of my Mom and 1 sister. HBP w/meds for 23 yrs. I'm 56.

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you have a Splenic artery aneurysm?

I am sorry about your mom and sisters with aneurysms

the calcifications are common in arteries your age, but would not control the aneurysm if there is rupture.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
it is uncommon for it to burst being under 2 cm ?

yes, very uncommon to burst being under 2cm

uncommon to burst under 3cm

you can have your doctors watch it

you don't have to worry

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