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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Symptoms Before Rupture

The body’s main supplier of blood, the aorta, runs from your heart through the center of your chest and abdomen. It’s about the thickness of a garden hose. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an enlarged area — often the result of a blood clot — in the lower part of the aorta. Should it rupture, an abdominal aortic aneurysm can cause life-threatening bleeding.  How can you recognize abdominal aortic aneurysm symptoms? These aneurysms can be difficult to detect, because they can grow slowly and without symptoms. Some aneurysms will never rupture. Many start small and even after expanding over time,
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