View Full Version : Aneurysm after surgery

02-09-2016, 04:17 PM
Ok, waiting on results from a sono my GP felt a strong pulse in abdomen. Has anybody heard of this happening? Of course I'm freaking out, and the interwebs isn't helping my anxiety when I read about aortic aneurysm. Help!?

02-09-2016, 11:16 PM
Hi Cathy,

I have this exact thing and it is not an aneurysm, it is just that the aorta lies directly over the lumbar spine, so when they do this surgery and add lumbar lordosis it moves the aorta forward more. The aorta is a huge artery (over 2 inches wide), so the pulsation a can easily be felt in this instance. I'm 5'5" and 160 lbs so it's not like I have a slim belly haha!

I understand how concerning this seems, but do not worry, I am sure you will get good news. Besides, aortic aneurysms don't just appear for no reason, they are from vascular disease, uncontrolled high blood pressure, etc, but not scoliosis.

02-11-2016, 12:31 PM
I hope everything turns out ok!! Let us know.

02-12-2016, 08:30 AM
Hi Cathy, I had same symptoms and all is well.

02-14-2016, 10:57 PM
All is well, but lost a few years and gained a few more gray hairs over this. Ugh.


02-15-2016, 07:54 AM
Cathy - so glad to hear that "all is well" with you. Take care.

02-15-2016, 09:21 AM
Glad to hear everything turned out alright for you Cathy.

02-16-2016, 08:00 PM
I'm so glad everything is okay!!!