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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
An AAA -- or Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm can cause internal bleeding and death.
Doctors say they typically show no symptoms --and no early warning signs.
But they can be treated if they are caught early.
Doctors make a tiny incision in the groin -- and place a tube with a stent on the end of it up into the abdominal area.
It removes the aneurysm from your circulation so it won't rupture.
But the best advice is to catch them early.
Medicare and others often provide a free screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in those with certain risk factors
It is offered to men who have smoked over 100 cigarettes, or to females who have a family history of Aortic Aneurysms
The screenings mainly involve blood pressure , ultrasound and imaging tests.
All take just a few minutes and could have life saving results:
Your doctor can refer you for the screening.
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