What is an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)?
An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a bulge in the wall of your aorta, the largest artery in your body. The bulge can be small or large, but even a small one can rupture and cause serious complications if not treated right away.
AAA Risk Factors
If you have a growing abdominal aortic aneurysm, you might notice:
If you have any signs of serious pain, contact your physician immediately.
Signs of an AAA Rupture
A rupture can be very serious and cause life-threatening internal bleeding. The rule of thumb with AAAs is that size and speed of growth increase the risk of rupture. ]
Symptoms that an AAA has ruptured can include:
AAAs may also lead to blood clots. Blood clots can impede other blood vessels if they separate from the inside wall during an AAA. If a blood clot breaks loose from the inside wall of an aneurysm, it can block a blood vessel elsewhere in the body. Signs of a blocked vessel may include pain or reduced blood flow to the legs, toes, kidneys or belly area.
In conclusion, AAAs are a serious condition that requires immediate attention. If you have any of the symptoms listed above or feel discomfort in your abdomen, please see your doctor immediately.
About Advanced Vascular & Vein Associates
Advanced Vascular & Vein Associates in Flowood, Mississippi, is the first outpatient-based laboratory in Central Mississippi. The practice, led by vascular surgeons Dr. Danón Garrido and Dr. Rishi Roy, is proud to provide life-changing, cutting-edge vascular care to a population and region that has not had easy access in the past. Services at Advanced Vascular & Vein Associates include highly effective minimally invasive treatments for peripheral artery disease (PAD), chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), varicose veins, carotid artery disease, arterial occlusion, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT or blood clot). Their diagnostic services are also available onsite for convenience.