In asymptomatic patients, these aneurysms may be detected by patients or on physical examination as a groin bulge or mass. Because of this presentation, it can be easily confused with a hernia. However, on physical examination, strong pulsation of this mass should raise the suspicion for a femoral artery aneurysm.
What does an aneurysm in the leg feel like?
Sudden pain in your leg or foot. Your leg or foot being cool or pale or changing colour. Tingling or numbness in your foot.
What causes a femoral aneurysm?
Risk factors for femoral artery aneurysms include smoking, arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, and systemic connective tissue disorders. In asymptomatic patients, these aneurysms may be detected by patients or on physical examination as a groin bulge or mass.
Why is my left leg pulsing?
Twitching can occur after physical activity because lactic acid accumulates in the muscles used during exercise. It most often affects the arms, legs, and back. Muscle twitches caused by stress and anxiety are often called “nervous ticks.” They can affect any muscle in the body.