I have been experiencing back pain and was diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm last week (4.2 cm in diameter by CT scan); I am seeing a vascular specialist this week. I am a 47 year old man, have a history of elevated blood pressure (which I am actively managing), and chew nicotine gum (which I am ceasing). The doctors asked me whether I lost control of my bladder function; I said that I haven t, which is true. But the incidence of my bladder movements has always been high (frequent urinations and at least three to four daily bowel movements). Are there additional diagnoses that I should be wary of?