Renal aortic aneurysm

Posted by trevilo @trevilo, Aug 1, 2018

I am having s1 and l 4&5 issues, I got an MRI and X-ray done to check it out, but the dr saw a 1.4-centimeter aneurysm on the aortic vein going to my left kidney(Renal an aortic aneurysm). So I just went back to the vascular dr after 6 weeks, did a sonogram and said there was no change, so he doesn’t want to see me for another 6 months, and I was cleared to have surgery on my back if I needed it. But now I’m freaking out about it, because I have passed two kidney stones. I’m supposed to go back to work ( school bus driver) in three weeks. I’m hurting because of my back and the stones, but mostly I’m stressed out because of an aneurysm and going back to work. I’m not dealing well with any of this I just want to take the meds and stay in bed and never get up, I just don’t know what to do, I would appreciate any suggestions.

Hello @trevilo and welcome to Connect. I would like to invite back some members that discussed renal aneurysm's in the past: @mlan68 and @jms7.

@trevilo, you may notice that I made the primary group of this discussion the Aortic Aneurysm group. I did this so other members from this group can also chime in even though that may not have experience with the exact aneurysm you discussed. You may also find it worth your time to click on VIEW & REPLY if you are replying by email, so you can check out some of the other discussions and what other members have been discussing about their aortic aneurysms. Did your medical provider give you permission to go back to work or have an opinion about you returning to work?


Hi @trevilo,

I was wondering how you are doing; have you found any relief for the back pain? I’m including some information from Mayo Clinic on aortic aneurysms, and also copied a few details, which I sincerely hope will help you with your concerns about having an aneurysm:

"The goal of treatment is to prevent your aneurysm from rupturing. Generally, your treatment options are medical monitoring or surgery. Your doctor's decision depends on the size of the aortic aneurysm and how fast it's growing.If your aortic aneurysm is small and you're not experiencing symptoms, your doctor may recommend medical monitoring, which includes regular appointments to make sure your aneurysm isn't growing, and management of other medical conditions that could worsen your aneurysm."

I look forward to hearing back from you.

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