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Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm (AAA)

London Private Ultrasound (LPU) offers an abdominal aorta aneurysm (AAA) ultrasound scan to male and female patients over 18 years old. The aneurysm is more common in men over 65 years old.
The aneurysm is a bulging or swelling in the abdominal aorta, the main blood vessel that brings blood from the heart to the tummy and lower part of the body. Severely dilated vessels (more than 5 cm) or aneurysms are fatal and can cause sudden death if they burst.
The aneurysm can happen in other main arteries such as iliac, femoral, or popliteal arteries (Abdomen and leg arteries) or even in the brain arteries.
The Abdominal aorta aneurysm Ultrasound diagnostic examination includes the evaluation of the Abdominal Aorta, Common iliac, External and internal iliac, and common femoral arteries can be serious if aneurysm isn’t spotted initially, because it could become bigger and finally burst (rupture). LPU can provide the answers to your questions and offer you more information about your Abdominal aorta aneurysm private ultrasound scan.

The main cause of the AAA is unknown, and the AAA is asymptomatic. Obesity, high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol, male gender, and age over 65 years old are the most critical risk factors.

Some of the patients with severely dilated AAA are symptomatic.

You may need to have AAA ultrasound scan if you have the following symptoms, these symptoms are;

  • Intense back or abdominal pain
  • Pulsation of abdominal Aorta in the middle of the abdomen
  • High pulse rate
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Excessive sweating
  • Shock
In this scan we will
  • Evaluate the Abdominal Aorta, Common iliac, External and internal iliac, and common femoral arteries.
  • Take your relevant medical history
  • Provide 10 minutes consultation
  • Explain all findings during and after your ultrasound scan
  • Write an official scan report within 24 hrs, with appropriate images included in the report
  • Recommend a follow-up ultrasound scan if necessary
  • Offer GP or specialist referral and a Blood Test if needed
  • There are four possible results:
  1. No Aneurysm, the patient doesn't need to have ant treatment or monitoring
  2. Small AAA, in just over 1% of men, Annual scan is recommended
  3. Medium AAA, about 0.5% of men, every three months scan is recommended
  4. Large AAA, about 0.1% of men, the patient will be referred to a specialist
  • Aneurysm or stenosis(narrowing) in the common, external and internal iliac, and common femoral arteries
And Incidental finding of;
  • cancer or other life-threatening diseases in adjacent solid organs like; Liver, kidney, spleen, and pancreas
  • Fluid collection in the abdominal cavity
  • Enlarged para-vertebral lymph nodes or tumours
In some cases, we will recommend a relevant blood test.
  • You will be asked to be fast at least 4-6 hours before your ultrasound scan appointment. (You are not allowed to drink Tea or Coffee, or eat porridge)
  • You must drink at least one litre of water one hour before your appointment.
  • If you have diabetes, please eat and drink as usual.
  • If you are on medication, please take your medicines on time.
Our Ultrasound Specialists will explain the procedure before your scan. You will be guided to lie on your back on the examination couch. A small amount of water-based gel will be applied to your abdomen. Our specialist will move the probe on your skin to produce diagnostic ultrasound images. You will not feel any discomfort during your ultrasound scan. An Abdominal aorta aneurysm ultrasound scan is regularly completed within 15 minutes. Our Sonographer will recommend the best course of action, depending on the ultrasound scan findings.
You will receive your results verbally after the scan. However, the Sonographer will examine the relevant images after your appointment and prepare a written report after your scan or within 24 hours with any recommended actions. The report will be sent to you so that you can discuss the findings with your doctor, if required.
There are no risks or side effects associated with the abdominal aorta aneurysm ultrasound scan. Ultrasound does not use any radiation, which is why doctors prefer to use them to check on developing babies in pregnant women.
Urgent health conditions can happen at any time of the day or night. In London Private Ultrasound, we offer emergency abdominal aorta aneurysm ultrasound service late evenings, during weekends, Saturdays, or Sundays. Please call 07414165515 to book your urgent AAA ultrasound appointment now. (Terms and conditions apply)
Combining your ultrasound scan with one of our screening tests will give you a better picture of your health. We will recommend any beneficial screenings when you book online and will also recommend any further tests or screenings after your ultrasound scan. Please add your requested screening ultrasound, blood test, or health check-up while you are booking your ultrasound scan appointment.

To book online select the date and time that suits you best – alternatively, please contact us with any questions via the chat, call or email links provided.

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Valerie Redfern
Valerie Redfern
Very pleased with the service I received. The staff were friendly, the appointment ran on time and all my questions were answered in a caring and professional manner. I would recommend the clinic.
Great place for a scan. Went to have ultrasound done - quite last minute and they fitted me in. Easy booking online. Easy to get to. Clean and comfortable. And knowledgeable clinicians. Very happy
Jordi B
Jordi B
My partner went to the clinic to have three different scans today.The doctor was great. He explained the findings while was doing the scans. He gave a lot of advices about the blood tests to perform in order to explore the findings further. The clinic is clean and the prices are really competitive. I highly recommend the clinic.
Collin Cumberland
Collin Cumberland
I am very satisfied with the service I received. I had two appointments, both scheduled at very short notice due to anxiety over symptoms similar to a previous DVT. Two thorough scans and a full explanation of the results put my mind at ease. The professional yet friendly approach of everyone I met made it a stress-free experience for me. Highly recommended.
Chris M
Chris M
I had a good experience with LPU, the premises were simple and there is no fancy waiting room but what you do get is a caring, quality, professional service at a competitive price, which I think really is what most people want. My concerns and questions were answered, my report was clear and the staff were kind and friendly. Would return and would recommend.
Camilla Palazzini
Camilla Palazzini
Today I had a neck and thyroid scan and I was incredibly nervous. However, all the staff was super nice, empathetic and professional and guided me throughout the procedure and immediately shared the results. I definitely felt well taken care of and would recommend this service.
Ahmadreza Selahi
Ahmadreza Selahi
I had an outstanding experience at the London Private Ultrasound clinic. From start to finish, the staff was incredibly professional, friendly, and attentive to my needs. The facility itself was clean, creating a comfortable environment. The ultrasound technician was highly skilled and took the time to explain the procedure, ensuring I felt at ease throughout the entire appointment. I was pleasantly surprised by the efficiency of the clinic, as they promptly delivered my results, providing me with the peace of mind I needed. I can't recommend London Private Ultrasound enough for their top-notch service and exceptional care. If you're looking for a reliable and trustworthy ultrasound clinic in London, this is definitely the place to go! Thank you to the entire team for your excellent service.
darren gerald
darren gerald
Very happy with the service I received. The team were very good and explained the process from start to finish. Made me feel at ease throughout my appointment. I received some very good advice about things I could do to help myself. Altogether a very very pleasant experience. Keep up the good work guys/girls. Would 100% recommend to others.
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