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AAA: Introduction

AAA: Anoutpouching at an area of weakness in the abdominal aorta involving all 3 layers of the artery wall. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of AAA is available below.

Symptoms of AAA

Treatments for AAA

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with AAA?

AAA: Related Patient Stories

AAA: Deaths

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Causes of AAA

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Disease Topics Related To AAA

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AAA: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and AAA

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good" more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of more »

AAA: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: AAA

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AAA: Rare Types

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AAA: Animations

Research about AAA

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AAA: Broader Related Topics

AAA Message Boards

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Definitions of AAA:

AAA is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that AAA, or a subtype of AAA, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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