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An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a condition that causes the lower part of the aorta to become enlarged, increasing the risk of a rupture. The aorta is the main supplier of blood, so a rupture could cause life-threatening bleeding. While the exact cause of an abdominal aortic aneurysm is unknown, tobacco use, trauma, genetics, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, infection, or blood vessel diseases can cause this condition. Treatment is dependent on the size and growth rate of the aortic aneurysm.


Because these aortic aneurysms grow slowly, people don’t usually experience any symptoms right away. As the aneurysm increases in size, the following symptoms may be felt:

  • Pulsating sensations near the navel
  • Deep, persistent pain in the abdomen
  • Back pain

If you are experiencing Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm symptoms, it may be time for a professional review.

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