Symptoms of an abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture include shock, severe abdominal and back pain, nausea, and dizziness, reports MedlinePlus. Clammy skin and a fast heartbeat are other possible symptoms of an abdominal aneurysm. The condition needs immediate medical care, as large ruptures are usually life-threatening.
A patient with an abdominal aneurysm experiences few, if any, symptoms until a rupture occurs. Men over the age of 60 are most at risk for developing the condition. Smoking and high blood pressure are risk factors for abdominal aneurysms, although genetic factors also cause them to develop. Large aneurysms can be repaired with surgery, notes MedlinePlus.