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Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening?

(18 Posts)
katymac Mon 25-Sep-17 20:40:35

Is this new? DH is 65 and has been invited

I'd not heard of it before has anyone had it done? What would make you higher risk for it?


SoPassRemarkable Mon 25-Sep-17 20:46:21

Been a man and been 65 or over makes you higher risk so screening now offered to men at 65. Quick ultrasound. Good to be screened as most TripleAs happen so quickly you die before getting to hospital when they rupture.

DuckOffAutocorrectYouShiv Mon 25-Sep-17 20:49:42

It is a routine screening programme in England for men 65 & over. NHS patient info here

SpuriouserAndSpuriouser Mon 25-Sep-17 20:49:48

SpuriouserAndSpuriouser Mon 25-Sep-17 20:50:24

Oops crosspost with Duck

katymac Mon 25-Sep-17 20:53:53

Thanks guys - I try not to Google health stuff!!

DH has a myriad of other conditions so I wondered if it was connected with that

DuckOffAutocorrectYouShiv Mon 25-Sep-17 20:57:28

No, it's routine population screening for large 'at risk' populations, like smear tests and mammograms.

katymac Mon 25-Sep-17 21:00:06

I read your link - the prevention seems to be don't drink/smoke and exercise lots - he is the fittest 65 I know (apart from the chronic lung disease!) Never smoked, doesn't drink and plays tennis 4-5 times a week

So I reckon he's a good risk! grin

SoPassRemarkable Mon 25-Sep-17 21:15:17

98% of men have a negative screening.

JohnHunter Mon 25-Sep-17 21:17:55

It's a simple, quick, and painless ultrasound scan. He might be low risk and have a normal scan but AAA screening saves lives.

katymac Mon 25-Sep-17 21:20:22

No I'm just managing his (& my) anxiety

He'll be there and it'll all be fine smile

DuckOffAutocorrectYouShiv Mon 25-Sep-17 22:01:24


AlrightBabby Tue 26-Sep-17 02:06:07

DH had this done last year at 49. He was having his gallstones scanned and I mentioned to the sonographer that his Dad had died of a Triple A so she did a quick scan in his groin and gave him the thumbs up! He'll now get called back at 55 I think because of a family history.

katymac Tue 26-Sep-17 12:20:09

He was fine

Ropsleybunny Tue 26-Sep-17 12:22:15

It's a one off screening, that's if everything is normal. It's saving lives, encourage your DH to go.

katymac Tue 26-Sep-17 14:31:46

He had it at 12 he is all clear

SpuriouserAndSpuriouser Tue 26-Sep-17 16:23:41

Glad to hear that katymac!

Ropsleybunny Tue 26-Sep-17 19:03:57

Great news 🎉🎉🎉

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