Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Symptoms

  • Back pain
  • Abdomen pain
  • Spreading pain to buttocks, pelvis, or legs
  • Shock
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased perspiration

Do You Need Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Help?

An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) can be life-threatening if ruptured. This is why an AAA should be closely monitored, if not immediately addressed.

Larger aneurysms will require surgery. Smoking, hypertension, and other factors like age and gender can increase the possibility of suffering from an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Seek the help of a medical professional if you find yourself experiencing any of the symptoms associated with an abdominal aortic aneurysm. For a more information, click here.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

The aorta is the largest and main artery in the body. An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm occurs when an area of the abdominal aorta expands or bulges due to a thinning of the wall. Approximately 200,000 people are diagnosed with abdominal aortic aneurysms each year.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Symptoms Include:

  • A pulsating feeling in the abdomen
  • Sever, sudden pain in abdomen or lower back
  • You may develop pain, discoloration, and/or sores on the toes or feet

What does a Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm procedure look like?

In the past, patients typically required a large abdominal incision to repair aneurysms. Today, most of our patients are candidates for minimally invasive aneurysm repair with the use of stent grafts.

Using small groin incisions, our surgeons can repair aneurysms more quickly. This means less blood loss, less pain, and a quicker recovery. Patients are typically observed overnight and sent home the following day.

For a more detailed look at risk factors, symptoms, and treatment, click here: Patient education on Abdominal aortic aneurysm

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