Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • If I’ve had one AAA, am I likely to experience another?
  • Are there any lifestyle changes I can make to avoid getting another AAA?
  • Is watchful waiting safe? Is there a chance the AAA could burst?
  • Are there any side effects from AAA that I should be watching for?
  • What should I do if my pain gets worse?
  • Should I visit a specialist?
  • Do you have any educational materials I could read?
  • Are there any web sites you recommend where I can learn more about AAA?


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