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Does a AAA make you tired?

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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Surgery - Thoracic
7 doctors agree

In brief: In general "No"

By itself, AAA does not cause weakness unless it is "leaking" or has ruptured, in which case there will be associated symptom of pain in the "belly" or at the back.
Chronic aneurysm, especially after previous AAA graft repair, may slowly erode into adjacent vein ( like the inferior vena cava) giving rise to a small communication, i.e., an aorto-caval fistula, can cause "weakness" or short of breath.

In brief: In general "No"

By itself, AAA does not cause weakness unless it is "leaking" or has ruptured, in which case there will be associated symptom of pain in the "belly" or at the back.
Chronic aneurysm, especially after previous AAA graft repair, may slowly erode into adjacent vein ( like the inferior vena cava) giving rise to a small communication, i.e., an aorto-caval fistula, can cause "weakness" or short of breath.
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Dr. David Wilson
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not directly...

AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm) is not a cause of tiredness, unless a person loses sleep worrying about it.
This weakening and enlargement of the aorta typically causes no symptoms until it begins to leak or rupture. If that occurs, severe pain is felt in the abdomen, flank or back. This is a surgical emergency when it occurs.

In brief: Not directly...

AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm) is not a cause of tiredness, unless a person loses sleep worrying about it.
This weakening and enlargement of the aorta typically causes no symptoms until it begins to leak or rupture. If that occurs, severe pain is felt in the abdomen, flank or back. This is a surgical emergency when it occurs.
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Dr. Daniel Reinharth
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No, an abdominal aortic aneurysm should not cause fatigue.
The symptom to watch for would be pain in the middle of the lower back (which would be a 911 emergency, as it might indicate that the aneurysm is leaking).

In brief: No

No, an abdominal aortic aneurysm should not cause fatigue.
The symptom to watch for would be pain in the middle of the lower back (which would be a 911 emergency, as it might indicate that the aneurysm is leaking).
Dr. Daniel Reinharth
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Dr. Andris Kazmers
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: AAA

AAA will not make you tired but typically affect older individuals who may have other health issues that could make them feel tired.

In brief: AAA

AAA will not make you tired but typically affect older individuals who may have other health issues that could make them feel tired.
Dr. Andris Kazmers
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Very unusual

Most of AAA causes no symptoms.
A rare variety is called inflammatory or mycotic aneurysms that means infected can have symptoms of fever , malaise and tiredeness along with pain in the abdomen.

In brief: Very unusual

Most of AAA causes no symptoms.
A rare variety is called inflammatory or mycotic aneurysms that means infected can have symptoms of fever , malaise and tiredeness along with pain in the abdomen.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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