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How is an aneurysm diagnosed?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Since many people who have aneurysms don't have any symptoms, the diagnosis is often made by chance when their doctor is performing a routine checkup or running tests for other reasons. In some cases, the doctor may feel a throbbing mass in the affected artery. If an aneurysm is suspected, the doctor may order one or more imaging procedures to confirm the presence of an aneurysm and determine its size. These may include x-rays, MRIs, CT scans, and ultrasonography.

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