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What are signs that an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) has burst?

Call 911 right away if you have any signs that an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) has burst:
  • sudden, intense pain in your abdomen or back
  • a rapid drop in blood pressure
  • signs of shock -- such as cold and clammy skin, rapid breathing, anxiety, pale skin color, or unconsciousness

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