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What does this CT report mean?

I had a CT Scan for blood in urine yesterday to look at Kidneys/bladder which all looked normal. The report did mention the following and I don't know what it means or what to do about it.  I haven't spoken with the Urologist yet, but just wondering if anyone can shed some light.

There is fairly significant atherosclerotic calcified plaque along the abdominal aorta. Distally, extend along the iliac arteries.

He says all is well with the kidney, bladder but wanted it noted about the rest. Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks!
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You're doing the right thing in taking an active part in your health.  The CT report means that they can see atherosclerosis on the aorta (the main vessel from your heart) and in the vessels extending to the legs.  This may also suggest that you have atherosclerosis (cholesterol plaques) in the vessels of the heart.  You should be seen by a cardiologist who will determine if further testing or medications are necessary.
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Thank you so much for the reply. I really appreciate it.  I just spoke to my Dad and told me that he and my Aunt both had aortic abdominal aneurysm's, am I endanger of that? I know I need further testing, but wondering how fast I should jump on this.  The only symptoms I have aside from blood in urine and bladder pain is I just don't feel well. Very hard to explain.

I also wish I knew where the blood in urine is coming from. I have had 5 urine test in the last 6 weeks all showing significant blood in urine, but kidney's and bladder are fine.  Thanks again.  
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You should be evaluated for aortic aneurysm as soon as possible (i.e., in the next weeks).  Don't wait.
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