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How is an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) found?

If you are thin and have a moderately large-sized abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), you or your doctor may be able to feel it below your rib cage. The majority of AAAs are discovered as a result of medical imaging for other conditions.

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