In another thread, the topic of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms came up. I am curious how these patients presented in other people's experience. Of the pts. that you know were AAAs what S/S did you find? I'll start. Of the approx. 10 calls where AAAs were later diagnosed in the hospital... Hypotension or rapidly dropping pressure- 9 ABD PN- 7 Urge to deficate- 6 "Tearing sensation"- 6 N/V- 5 Rigid ABD- 3 ALOC/ CVA-like symptoms- 3 Pulsating masses- 2 Hemiparesis- 1 Of course this isn't even close to scientific, and certainly omits several DOAs that wern't followed up on, but I was just wondering what y'all experienced.