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Is surgery advisable for abdominal aortic aneurysm causing peripheral neuropathy?

I have been diagnosed with an abdominal aortic anuerism (7cm) is this causing the numbness in my hands and feet that is moving up to my knees? It s 2 months of this neuropathy symptom with dizziness and loss of balance. Will surgery to repair it end this numbness?
Tue, 31 Dec 2019
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Hello,

The dilated vessels cause compression on the nerve roots and might be causing the symptoms. Surgery will be a better option. Consult a vascular surgeon and he will direct you accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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Is surgery advisable for abdominal aortic aneurysm causing peripheral neuropathy?

Hello, The dilated vessels cause compression on the nerve roots and might be causing the symptoms. Surgery will be a better option. Consult a vascular surgeon and he will direct you accordingly. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician