3. Abdominal pain
Many people erroneously think that the aorta is only located around the heart. That simply isn’t true as the aorta actually runs down your entire abdomen. That being the case, it’s possible for aortic dissections to cause abdominal pain if it occurs in that area.
These types of aortic dissections are known as thoracic aortic dissections. Much like with the previous two symptoms, abdominal pain can be caused by a wide variety of things and thus you need to do some detective work if you hope to narrow down the cause.
If the pain is tearing then it could very well be an aortic dissection. If, however, the pain is more of a twisting sensation and is accompanied by nausea then you most likely have a case of gastroenteritis also known as stomach flu. In either case, immediately consult your doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment is advised.