Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm | Diagnosis & Tests


How can I tell if I have an AAA?

Talk to your doctor if you have a higher risk of an AAA or if you have any of the symptoms. Your doctor may order a test called an ultrasound. An ultrasound provides a picture of your organs by passing sound waves through your body. It can help measure the size of your aorta.


Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm by GR Upchurch, Jr., M.D. and TA Schaub, M.D. (American Family Physician April 01, 2006, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20060401/1198.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 04/06