Abnormal Forceful Pulse
AAA often causes an abnormal forceful pulse that is felt just above the umbilicus. A trained professional can feel and measure the approximate diameter of this artery.
Occasionally, a person will experience a new onset of back pain, which can be moderate to severe, and is not explained by back injury.
Most often, there are no symptoms and the aneurysm is discovered during a routine physical examination, or when CAT Scan or MRI are done for a different ailment. AAA runs in families and occurs more often in older patients.