What are the symptoms of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)?

If you have an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA):

  • You may have no symptoms at all.
  • You may feel pain in the middle or lower part of the left side of your abdomen. This pain may come and go or be felt all the time.
  • You may feel pain in your lower back.
  • You or healthcare provider may feel a mass or lump that beats (like a heartbeat) in your abdomen.

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