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Why should I have it treated?

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm can cause the following symptoms:

  • Rupture: presents with back or tummy pain and requires emergency treatment otherwise it is fatal.
  • Back pain: some aneurysm can cause back pain even if they have not burst.
  • Clots in leg: Some aneurysm can throw of clots down to your leg and these patient then present with a painful leg.
  • Incidental: generally many aneurysms have no symptoms and are found by chance. The aneurysm is then treated to reduce the chance of rupture.