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Terrible abdominal pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 10, 2007
  • 07:34 PM

After what seem like hundreds of test, the only thing of note from the last MRI is mention of "mild diffused atheromatous disease". What is this?? The specialists say it is nothing much, but the pain is life altering. During an attack, one can feel the artery hard and strong heart beat is felt from just left of centre from my waist line down. Lying down gives temporary relief. Cold helps some. Had three emergency bowel blockages in last two years. recent Colonoscopy is clear even tho bms are like pencils. Please help!

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  • Atheromatous of the where? Mostly the web mentioned the heart or kidneys. Anyway, it sounds like your arteries are starting to become gunked up. Watching one's weight, cholesterol and lipid levels, better nutrition (less saturated fats) etc. Anyone ever mentioned aortic abdominal aneurysm?Most abdominal aortic aneurysms produce no symptoms (they are asymptomatic). They are often incidentally discovered when abdominal ultrasounds and/or CAT scan studies are ordered for other conditions. When they produce symptoms, the most common symptom is pain. The pain typically has a deep quality as if it is boring into the person. It is felt most prominently in the lower back region and lower abdomen. The pain is usually steady but may be relieved by changing position. The person may also become aware of an abnormally prominent abdominal pulsation. Abdominal aortic aneurysm can remain asymptomatic or produce mild to moderate symptoms for years. However, a rapidly expanding abdominal aneurysm can cause sudden onset of severe, steady, and worsening lower back and lower abdominal pain. A rapidly expanding aneurysm is also at imminent risk of rupture. Actual rupture of an abdominal aneurysm can cause sudden onset of back and abdominal pain, sometimes associated with abdominal distension, a pulsating abdominal mass, and even shock (severe low blood pressure due to massive blood loss).
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    • August 11, 2007
    • 09:33 AM
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