A 58-year-old female asked:
i have a vena cava filter and will have an arteriogram performed tomorrow of the abdomen. are there risk? i am wondering if the procedure of an arterigram performed will interfere with a vena cava filter that is already in place?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Radiology 26 years experience
No. : No. The vena cava filter is in the main vein in your abdomen bringing blood back to your heart from your abdomen, pelvis and legs. An arteriorgram involves the arteries so there will be no interference.
Radiology 14 years experience
I : I support the answer above. The ivc filter is in the vein while an arteriogram involves a catheter and contrast injection in the arteries. These are two separate vascular channels and should not interfere with one another.
A 30-year-old member asked:
What are the common causes of intermittent abdominal bloating/distention?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Constipation, etc...: A person who feels bloated (in the tummy) off and on is not normal, especially if the bloating is new. A doctor can evaluate to figure out the cause. Problems can be due to eating things the person cannot digest. Some parasites cause bloating. More serious causes of bloating include a build-up of fluid in the abdomen due to kidney disease, liver problems, heart failure, abdominal cancers, etc...
A 27-year-old member asked:
What are abdominal seizures?
4 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Neurology 58 years experience
It is rare: Some seizures produce certain symptoms before the actual epileptic phenomenon (aura). Rarely especially in children intermittent repeated short lived"attacks" occur the are either entirely related to GI symptoms or are preceded by these symptoms. They are termed abdominal epilepsy, if other causes are ruled out!?
A 24-year-old member asked:
What happens to the staples inside my abdomen?
7 doctor answers • 17 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Scar over: I understand that you had abdominal surgery where metal clips were used inside your abdomen. Those are not dissolvable and will remain there. Granulation (scar) tissue will develop over those areas to wall them off from the surrounding environment, but they should be ok, otherwise.
A 44-year-old member asked:
How can I increase my abdominal strength and durability?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
General Practice 18 years experience
Exercise: By doing abdominal strengthening exercises such as sit-up, crunches in a repetious manner over time will strengthen your abdominal muscle.
A 30-year-old member asked:
What is the success rate for abdominal herniation?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 39 years experience
Hernia repair: Hernia repair surgery is quite successful. It is a very common surgery. Your medical conditions, weight status, hernia size and location also has a factor on healing success.
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