Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
135 Doctors are Online

Is there any risk of aneurysm associated with scuba diving?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by
Practicing since : 2001
Answered : 12711 Questions
I have a venous angioma, has not changed shape in 10 years and would like to go scuba diving. Are there any risks of ruptures or anuerisms associated with Scuba diving and this condition?
Posted Sat, 28 Apr 2012 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 3 hours later

Thanks for writing to us.

While going for a scuba diving, the only risk you have is of hemorrhage due to stress, raised blood pressure, anxiety and raised intracranial tension.

Hemorrhage from a venous angioma is a very rare event. It is more likely to occur if the venous angioma is associated with a cavernous hemangioma, and in such a setting, it is the cavernous hemangioma that usually bleeds, not the venous hemangioma. The bleeding from venous hemangiomas has been reported in the literature, but is rare.

Most venous angiomas cause no complications whatsoever.

So I would suggest you to go for scuba diving if you are daring enough and enjoy yourself without worrying but dont go alone.

I hope my answer and recommendations are adequate and helpful. Waiting for your further follow up queries if any.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Cardiologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor