What are the symptoms of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?
Dr. Sunil Dwivedi
Vasanth nagar, Bengaluru Feb 9, 2017
Abdominal aortic aneurysms are mostly slow growing and have no symptoms. This makes them difficult to detect. Some aneurysms will never rupture. Many aneurysms are small to begin with and stay small, although many expand over time. Some expand quickly. It is very difficult to predict how fast an abdominal aortic aneurysm may enlarge.
Enlargement of an abdominal aortic aneurysm may lead to:
- Feeling of pulsations around navel area
- Deep, constant pain in your abdomen or on the side of your abdomen
- Pain in back
Any person who is a smoker or aged 60 years or more, with a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm is at risk of developing an abdominal aortic aneurysm. He/she should consider regular screening for the condition. As male sex as well as smoking has preponderance for abdominal aortic aneurysm, men ages 65 to 75 who have ever smoked cigarettes should have a one-time screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm using abdominal ultrasound.