If you are having signs or symptoms pointing to issues within your abdominal area, it could be one of many causes. However, an abdominal aortic aneurysm is one cause that can present in several ways, and it should never be ignored. Polmed Primary Care & Walk-In Clinic wants you to know if you or someone in your household has signs and symptoms, you can get abdominal aortic aneurysm testing and screening at our Seminole location.
What Is It?
Abdominal aortic aneurysms develop in the lower portion of the aorta, a major blood vessel that helps supply blood to the rest of the body. The aorta goes from the heart down through the center of the chest and into the abdomen. Due to the aorta being the biggest blood vessel in the human body, a rupture can lead to life-threatening bleeding. A few factors dictate treatment options, like waiting and watching or emergency surgery, and these factors include how fast it is growing and the size of the aneurysm.
Know The Symptoms
These aneurysms grow slowly and sometimes have hard-to-notice symptoms, which makes them challenging to detect. Some may never rupture, and some start small and stay that way. However, if there is a larger one that is growing fast, there are some signs you can look for:
- Back pain
- Constant, deep pain located in the belly or on the side
- Pulsing near your belly button
When To Seek Help
Should you experience pain, especially discomfort that is severe and sudden, you should seek medical help. There could be signs like intense and persistent back pain that feels like a tearing sensation. You may also have a fast pulse or lowered blood pressure. We are here at Polmed Primary Care & Walk-In Clinic for emergency services to provide the screening and testing you need to detect an abdominal aortic aneurysm so you can get the treatment you need.
Call (727) 339-2054 to talk with Polmed Primary Care & Walk-In Clinic about abdominal aortic aneurysm screening and testing in Seminole.