If you have an aneurysm, you will need to have regular check-ups to monitor its size and your health. This may include an ultrasound or some other way to measure the size of the aneurysm. If the aneurysm continues to increase in size, you may need to have surgery.
Your doctor may discuss managing the risk factors such as cholesterol or blood pressure to reduce the risk of having an aneurysm.
Some people have surgery to repair the weakened blood vessel before it ruptures.
If an aneurysm ruptures, urgent surgery is necessary. Surgery is usually performed within the first 3 days to clip the aneurysm and stop the risk of further bleeding.
If you have an aneurysm, your doctor may discuss whether any of your relatives should be screened for them.
Last reviewed: November 2016