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Can a AAA cause stomach aches?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: Pain more than Ache

Aaas are typically silent / asymptomatic while they are growing.
Once they start to rupture people do experience abdominal / back pain. If you are >65 years of age, male, and have ever smoked, it is recommended that you be screened with an ultrasound for an aaa. If you are a women, >65 yrs of age, have a family history and have ever smoked you should also be screened.

In brief: Pain more than Ache

Aaas are typically silent / asymptomatic while they are growing.
Once they start to rupture people do experience abdominal / back pain. If you are >65 years of age, male, and have ever smoked, it is recommended that you be screened with an ultrasound for an aaa. If you are a women, >65 yrs of age, have a family history and have ever smoked you should also be screened.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

This can be a big emergency.

In brief: Yes

This can be a big emergency.
Dr. Evert Eriksson
Dr. Evert Eriksson
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3 doctors agree

In brief: AAA

Yes as it progresses and chokes off other arteries.
This could be an emergency.

In brief: AAA

Yes as it progresses and chokes off other arteries.
This could be an emergency.
Dr. Richard Levin
Dr. Richard Levin
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

This can be very serious and a sign that the aneurysm may be active and in danger of rupture.

In brief: Yes

This can be very serious and a sign that the aneurysm may be active and in danger of rupture.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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