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  1. 2bob

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    how many over 65 has had an A A scan if you haven't you should go for one
     
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    Me too. All OK.
    Cheers Dave(y)
     
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    Had mine done last year too, all ok.

    Thanks,
    John.
     
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    just to add to the OP information..

    the scan takes about five minutes, maybe less, done at our local surgery, and you get the result immediately..
    so no hanging about worrying ..
     
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    Been there, done that, got the all clear.
     
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    I had a friend who was scanned and they found an aneurysm. He could have dropped dead at any moment, if it bursts it is 100% fatal. It is a major op to fix with a protracted recovery period but he is alive today, which he wouldn't be otherwise.

    Get the scan if invited.
     
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    Had mine done last year, by a doctor wearing a tin hat. No aircraft spotted. (y)(y)

    Apart from that, well worth having done, but take care, if they find anything, your driving licence can be at risk, as they inform DVLC of any medical condition found. :(
     
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    Had mine done recently. No bulges or shrinkage :clap2:Asked how often, every 65 years if OK when checked.
    Have recently done the 3 stick samples :moon2: Blood samples show all in order but BP bit high, but nice slow pulse, 50 to 65.
    I intend to choose my kids retirement home and spend all their inheritance:laughing:
     
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    Had mine done just after my sixty fifth birthday, its a bit of gel on your belly and an instant result bit like pregnant ladies really. You can see whats happening on the screen as the nice young nurse (in my case) did it. Got the all clear fortunately.
     
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    Never heard of it and never been offered the chance to have it.
     
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    My dad died aged 79 due to an aortic aneurysm so will be getting mine checked as soon as I reach 65. (y)
     
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    Screening
    All men in the UK who are 65 or over are offered an ultrasound scan to check for AAAs.

    All men should receive an invitation in the year they turn 65 years old. Men who are older than 65 can refer themselves for screening by contacting their local NHS AAA screening service.

    For more information, visit our page on AAA screening.
     
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    Yep!! had mine done last year.
     
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    Just ringing to book mine.....BUSBY:)
     
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    Just booked mine on 0191 445 2554 for the Cumbria and Lancashire area.
     
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    My dad had bruising round his stomach for a few days and mild discomfort, he then felt nuch worse, collapsed and died within 24 hrs, this was in 1996 when they didn't operate he was 68, his brother had same problem several years later and had a repair. He is still alive fairly well and in his mid eighties. It is hereditary and my brothers and I have all been screened. Its a no brainer my mum had 18 years without my dad and we lost a very dear Dad and Grandad.
     
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    Is it something that only men can get? Even the link kept referring to male scans only.
     
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