An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an abnormal enlargement or bulging of the aorta (the main large artery that carries blood away from the heart) in the portion of the aorta located within the abdominal cavity.
An abdominal aortic aneurysm often does not cause any symptoms. When it does cause symptoms or signs, these can include
- back or flank pain,
- severe or worsening abdominal pain,
- a pulsating abdominal mass, or
- feeling a pulse near the bellybutton.
Cause of abdominal aortic aneurysm
Other abdominal aortic aneurysm symptoms and signs
- Back Pain
- Feeling a Pulse Near the Bellybutton
- Flank Pain
- Pulsating Abdominal Mass
- Severe or Worsening Abdominal Pain
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