Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm | Symptoms


What are the symptoms of an AAA?

As the aneurysm develops, there are usually no symptoms. When the aneurysm leaks or tears, you may experience the following:

  • Sudden pain in your abdomen, groin, back, legs or buttocks
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abnormal stiffness in your abdominal muscles
  • Swelling or bulging in one area of your abdomen
  • Clammy skin


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