Ascending Aortic Dilation - Ascending Aortic Aneurysm
I was diagnosed in 2012 with ascending aorta dialation of 4.1 cm. In 2013 no change. Finally went back to dr in 2017 and echo showed 4.3 cm. 2 months later dr made me have a chest scan which read 4.5 cm. which is correct? Echo or scan? Dr wants me to have another in 6 months. Very stressful.
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I thank you all so much for your wonderful support and kind words, I support you all too. TBD on the growth as stable actually lower reading from June to September so think won’t have another until June next year but maybe sooner if I can get it. Switching from Kaiser to Blue so I can choose. Working on living without the fear. Been told by cedars and mayo that since monitored and can be repaired if needed at 98-99% that we should be fine and that risk is like or better than anything else we do. Best to all
I'm from Beaufort SC as well! Did you ever take Levaquin or Cipro (fluoroquinolone antibiotics)?
No, just on and over the years : Prostate and varility
Then stopping after palpitations
Welcome @hslusher. May I ask what brings you to Mayo Clinic Connect? Have you been diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm?
May I ask do y’all have cta or mri to check on growth of aneurysm?
Does a echo gram show the aneurysm?
Hi, I’ve been on this site since I also had an incidental diagnosis of AAA during a further chest X-ray for lung nodules(benign), the first ct being taken for pending colectomy(also turned out benign polyp). I feel a sudden whirlwind of activity surrounding my health and my physical well being, which I always relied on as I was super healthy. I’m 65 and also this descent into the malestrom is occurring along with my new retirement from my job of 30 years! So this group discussion is pretty important for me to get a grip. I’d like to link up with the AAA group you mentioned. It’s scary.
I can only imagine your worry, so I wanted to let you know that you’re in the right group – Aortic Aneurysms – to talk with people who have similar experiences, and to get support from members who understand what you are going through.
Are you perhaps referring to the links that @colleenyoung provided?
Those are links to discussions – just like this one, in which you are participating. I’ve copied them again, below; simply click on any link and it will take you directly to the relevant discussion:
– Thoracic aortic aneurysm https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/thorcic-aneurysm/
– Large ascending aorta in young healthy 45 year old woman https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/large-ascending-aorta-in-young-healthy-45-year-old-woman/