An enlargement of the wall of a blood vessel is known as an aneurysm. It is generally localized and filled with blood. It can happen to any blood vessel including the aorta. An abdominal aortic aneurysm does not have many detectable symptoms. Treatment depends on how fast the balloon-like bulge is growing. Keep reading to learn more about the symptoms and treatments of an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
1. A Pulsating Near the Navel
Your aorta is the main artery that runs oxygenated blood throughout the entire body. It travels from the heart down the center of the chest and abdomen, where it splits off into two smaller arteries. The aorta is as thick as a garden hose. It only makes sense that you might feel a pulsating in the middle of your abdomen depending on the location and size of the abdominal aortic aneurysm.