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Aortic Aneurysms – Introduce yourself & meet others

Aortic Aneurysms | Last Active: Jan 10 11:34am | Replies (244)

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@amiscott32

I am a 32 year old female. Previous smoker but no other predispositions. I have a AAA and was hoping someone could give me some advice. My symptoms are getting worse but not sure that everything is related. Along with the strong throbbing in my stomach I’m also having back pain. I have a purple spot on the back of my right calf. A huge vein sticking out on my right thigh. Tightness on the left side of my neck. And constantly low blood pressure. Are all or some of these related? Please help!! Thanks in advance.

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Hello @amiscott32,

I'd like to connect you with @ssams @playsdixie @worry @crhp194 @kdh1 @mlan68 @janetpomponio @mamamae @elsinann, all of whom have discussed their experiences with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)

According to this article from Mayo Clinic, https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm/symptoms-causes/syc-20350688 the best ways to prevent a rupture is
– Quit smoking or chewing tobacco.
– Keep your blood pressure under control.
– Get regular exercise.
– Reduce cholesterol and fat in your diet.

You may also wish to read these discussions on AAA:
– Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-2b62d0/
– Abdominal aortic aneurysm: 4.4cm is that serious? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm/

@amiscott32, may I ask if the AAA is being monitored by your doctor? What changes, if any, have you made to help prevent a rupture?

I believe they are all related and you need to see a cardiologist

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