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A 42-year-old member asked:

what is the significance of intestinal ischemia?

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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 31 years experience
Fatal: Ischemia anywhere in the body is usually very bad -- and ischemia involving a major internal organs such as bowel can be fatal if not intervened straightaway --.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Serious: Bowel death obstruction infection frequently need surgery.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Why do some people get intestinal ischemia and others don't?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Variety of causes: Smoking, vascular disease, drug (cocaine use), high cholesterol are all important causes. Some types of cancer can also cause intestinal ischemia. Certain forms of heart disease can also cause this condition.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Give me a hint. What kind of hassle am I facing if doc suspects intestinal ischemia? What is required to diagnose?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
A lot: If you intestinal ischemia, that means that your blood vessels are diseased. If that happens to be the case, it is not only the blood vessels to the intestine but blood vessels everywhere are not in good shape. Radiological examination is one of the ways to diagnose.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: intestinal ischemia?

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Dr. John Eidt
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Vascular Surgery 40 years experience
Lack of blood supply: Intestinal ischemia refers to insufficient blood supply to the bowels. It may be serious condition. It can be due to blood clots, hardening of the arteries, other less common inflammatory disorders or trauma.

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