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I'll start off with some details. I'm a 24 year old female hispanic. 5'3 and 140 lbs (considered overweight by a couple of lbs). I've been the clinic like 10 times this year alone and haven't been told I have high BP or anything abnormal with my blood.
I started having several panic attacks after taking an ibuprofen about 8 1/2 months ago. After that I was constantly out of breath, clammy hands, trouble sleeping, loss of appetite, LOTS of spasms. and many more
Then this lump on the back of my knee appeared a month after. I was told it was most likely a baker's cyst, but after a second opinion got sent in for a REGULAR (not vascular) ultrasound. I was then told it was an enlarged lymph node. However, after searching up symptoms I'm terrified that I might have an aneurysm in my leg. My leg doesn't swell up or change in color, but it does cause discomfort after walking or standing for long periods of time. I also get some soreness here and there, regardless of whether I walked alot. I also see my pulse on my belly (which is not flat at all). I have a gut. I know I'm too young to have AAA or PAA, but there have been instances where it happens.
I am terrified out of my mind. Can't sleep. Can't Eat. I just want some answers.
So I guess my first question would be...
Can you see arteries with a regular ultrasound? I know you can with a doppler. I'm scared that they missed it because the artery is deep within my knee. I read that as much as 50% of people with popliteal aneurysms have a bilateral aneurysm and abdominal aortic aneurysm.
I can't stop thinking about surgery, complications, possible amputation, medications, hospitalizations, etc.
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