An aneurysm is a part of a blood vessel that weakens and swells like a balloon as a result. In many cases, this swelling is harmless to us and we don’t even know it is there.
Aneurysms can burst, however, and this can be very dangerous to us indeed. Such as condition can cause massive internal bleeding, which is usually fatal.
Aneurysms can occur in the abdominal aorta. This is a large blood vessel that is found in the abdomen area, carrying blood down through the body directly from the heart. Because it can be so dangerous, it is a good idea to know how to identify an aneurysm, or one that has burst.
Symptom #1: Back Pain
Back pain is a fairly common symptom. It is most commonly experienced in people as they get older but it can affect people of all ages. It is often simply a sign of aging bones and joints and/or having slept awkwardly. It can also be a sign of something more serious, however.
If you are experiencing a persistent pain in the back then it could be caused by an abdominal aortic aneurysm. This is caused as the expanding blood vessel puts pressure on nerves and other tissues in the vicinity. If you are not sure, then you should arrange to get it checked out by a medical professional.