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Sir , i had my abdom CT scan and found abdominal aorta calcification and 37mm*34mm liver haemangioma.What is the treatment for this.Is there any worry.

Sir , i had my abdom CT scan and found abdominal aorta calcification and 37mm*34mm liver haemangioma.What is the treatment for this.Is there any worry.

Do not worry: Aortic calcification is not uncommon in older people. You may want to look at general health issues like weight, cholesterol, smoking history, blood pressure, etc., but nothing to do about it. Regarding the hemangioma, this is not big enough to do anything about, just repeat ultrasound in a year to see if it has changed much. ...Read more

Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


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Ct scan: paravertebral soft tissues remarkable for calcifications in the abdominal aorta. Is this fatal?

Ct scan: paravertebral soft tissues remarkable for calcifications in the abdominal aorta. Is this fatal?

Calcium in aorta: Atherosclerosis-the fancy name, hardening or the arteries-the common name...Same disease process. Its the calcium that makes them hard. So...Calcifications are very commonly seen in the aortic wall and do not, all by themselves indicate anything remotely fatal. ...Read more

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Can a calcified abdominal aorta occur without high cholesterol?

Can a calcified abdominal aorta occur without high cholesterol?

Yes: Other culprits leading to abdominal aorta calcification include hyperparathyroidism, smoking, genetics, cigarette smoking, and hypertension. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/560864 ...Read more

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Husband has had numbness, tingling & swelling in his left hand for almost a year 24/7 could this be related to his calcified abdominal aorta?

Arterial Occlusion: If there is significant calcification of the aorta, then there is an excellant chance that other vessels can have calcifications and possibly narrowing. This would be very significant in the coronary or heart arteries. Evaluation by your physician should be considered. ...Read more

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Severely calcified abdominal aorta & common iliac arteries, a 60% ostial stenosis of the coeliac trunk, stomach ache, abd pain and bloating.Treatment?

Severely calcified abdominal aorta & common iliac arteries, a 60% ostial stenosis of the coeliac trunk, stomach ache, abd pain and bloating.Treatment?

Impossible to say: It is impossible to know over the internet whether the vascular and GI issues are related. Speak with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I was told I have aorta calcification (not sure is it abdomen or?) what is the risk and treatment if available

I was told I have aorta calcification (not sure is it abdomen or?) what is the risk and treatment if available

Atherosclerosis: This is a sign of atherosclerosis, hardening of the arteries, cholesterol build-up in the arteries. Treatment is to lower cholesterol, diet , exercise and drugs. ...Read more

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I have heavy calcification of the infrarenal abdominal aorta. I showed my heart doctor and he said its nothing to worry about. A smoker 4 years worrie?

I have heavy calcification of the infrarenal abdominal aorta. I showed my heart doctor and he said its nothing to worry about. A smoker 4 years worrie?

Entitled to a 2nd op: If you are not happy, sure or confident with the cardiologist's opinion, you can always see a second one for a second opinion. Most doctors are not insulted by that because they realize sometimes a 2nd opinion from an expert is reassuring to the patient and ultimately everybody wants the patient to be healthy. ...Read more

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Is it a problem if you have a beating abdominal aorta?

Aorta: Blood flows through the aorta as it is pumped around the body by the heart. If you don't have 'beating' or blood flow in the aorta, you have serious trouble. If the aorta gets stretched out and enlarged, that is a problem called aneurysm. ...Read more