How can I tell if I have an AAA?
Talk to your doctor if you have a higher risk for 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.
If you are a man who smokes or have ever smoked, and you are between the ages of 65 and 75, your doctor will probably talk to you about a one-time screening with ultrasound.
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