Signs and symptoms of Aneurysm

Aneurysmal symptoms vary from asymptomatic to hypovolemic shock. They vary according to the site:

Cerebral aneurysm

The symptoms depend upon the pressure of the aneurysm on the brain structures and if it has ruptured or not.

The symptoms in a case where the aneurysm has not ruptured are:

  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Loss of perception
  • Loss of balance
  • Speech problems
  • Double vision

In case of a ruptured aneurysm (subarachnoid hemorrhage) the symptoms are:

  • Severe headache
  • Loss of vision
  • Double vision
  • Neck pain or stiffness
  • Pain above or behind the eyes

Abdominal Aneurysm

  • Central back pain
  • Throbbing sensation in the abdomen
  • Edema legs and deep vein thrombosis
  • Vomiting
  • Lower limb ischemia

Thoracic aortic aneurysms

  • Coughing
  • Loss of voice
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Problems swallowing

Renal (kidney) Aneurysms

  • Flank pain
  • Hypertension
  • Haematuria
  • Hypovolemic shock

Content Reviewed by – Dr. Jaisom Chopra

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