AA produce no symptoms whatsoever until rupture occurs or in some instances rapid growth in size, a sign that the AA is about to rupture. AA’s have been coined” the silent killer” because an AA may rupture before one knows that the condition even exists.
Symptoms of rupture or rapid growth vary according to where the AA is located:
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA): pain in the abdomen shooting to the back and chest
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm (TAAA): pain the chest shooting to the upper back which may extend to the jaw, sternum, and abdomen.