An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an enlargement in the wall of the lower part of the aorta. The aneurysm builds in the blood vessel wall due to increased blood pressure, and it may rupture the blood vessel in the bulged area. Aorta is a major artery, and the abdominal aortic aneurysm rupturing is life thretening. Constant abdominal pain, back pain, pulse in the belly button, etc., indicate the abdominal aortic aneurysm. Treatment includes medical monitoring or surgical placement of a graft over the weakened area to prevent rupture.
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Query: Hi doctor, I have Marfan's syndrome and abnormal tachycardia in the ECG report, but my echocardiogram (echo) report is normal. I want to know whether the size of the abdominal aorta is detected in the echocardiogram report or any special ultrasound of the abdomen is done for that? Marfan's syndrome... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder of connective tissue. It can damage the blood vessels, heart, eyes, skin, lungs, and bones. It is caused by the mutation of the FBN1 (fibrillin-1) gene. The cardiac features of Marfan syndrome are aortic valve dilation, mit... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old male. I had an abdominal CT (for preventative imaging), not for symptoms. It says, “ Celiac axis is diffusely large-caliber measuring 13 mm in diameter. It is widely patent. The superior mesenteric artery is patent. It measures 10 mm in diameter. ” Can... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. Few things: From the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), the abdominal aorta is the normal diameter. It is the artery that is most commonly dilated and is dangerous. The celiac trunk is its branch, its diameter is i... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am 35 years old. I have been dealing with an abnormal pressure or knot type feeling in my left gut. Some days it is better than others, and while it never truly causes pain, it does cause discomfort like I feel something is there. It affects my anxiety a lot. This feeling came on aft... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Do you feel any pulsation in the area of pressure? Is it continuous kind or occurs intermittently? Are you on any medications currently? As you have a history of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), the symptoms you have are likely associat... Read Full »