Am seeing my GP this week about symptoms that set in some time ago & increased over the past few weeks...these seem to indicate I need screening for AAA. Am wondering: has anyone here got experience of this type of aneurysm &/or been screened for it?
Apparently men over 65 do get NHS AAA screening, but women tend not to unless (like me) there is reasonable cause. I think my profile constitutes reasonable cause:
-immediate family history of AAA: my father was Marfan with severe early onset cardiac disease & died of a ruptured AAA
-my ehlers danlos type hypermobility gives me frequent paroxysmal haematomas in my hands, feet, mouth etc
-I have chronic complex multisystem immune dysfunction including peripheral vascular conditions and long standing bronchiectasis type issues
-my diagnoses include early onset immunodeficiency as well as infant onset lupus
Any advice & experiences please?