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Doctor insights on: Abdominal Aortic Calcification Symptoms

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Abdominal aorta calcification means what?

Abdominal aorta calcification means what?

Calcification: Calcification of blood vessel walls (including of the aorta) is commonly detected by X-ray, CT scan, or ultrasound tests. It usually indicates the presence of atherosclerosis, a disease involving cholesterol and thickening/hardening of the vessel wall. ...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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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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What is defined as vascular calcification in the abdominal aorta?

What is defined as vascular calcification in the abdominal aorta?

Hardening of the art: It's evidence of arteriosclerosis - "hardening of the arteries.". ...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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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

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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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83 yr female. Ct for kidney stones shows calcifcation abdominal aorta and ivc. Is this normal for age? Ldl good HDL slightly low. Bp good. A1c 5.7

83 yr female. Ct for kidney stones shows calcifcation abdominal aorta and ivc. Is this normal for age? Ldl good HDL slightly low. Bp good. A1c 5.7

Normal for age: This is a normal finding for your age. Unless there is calcification that is separated from the arterial wall, I would not be concerned about this. It does suggest that you will be prone to systolic hypertension (the top number) and that it might be hard to treat. ...Read more

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What type of heart problem is senile calcific aortic stenosis?

What type of heart problem is senile calcific aortic stenosis?

Aortic stenosis: Restriction of opening of the aortic valve (valve between the heart and the circulation), due to deterioration of the valve over time, resulting in calcification and decreased opening. Common in older populations. Severe cases may require surgery to replace the aortic valve. ...Read more

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I have mild calcific thoracic aorta, is there something to do with heart disease.?

Yes: Most people are speaking about atherosclerosis, when talking about heart disease. Calcification in the thoracic aorta is not necessarily atherosclerosis; however, atherosclerosis is often found upon further investigation. Other risk factors that should be addressed include smoking cessation and blood pressure control. Your primary physician can manage these and discuss further testing. ...Read more

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What are the abdominal aortic rupture symptoms?

AAA: Read this:

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000162.htm

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What means aortic unfolding with mural calcification?

What means aortic unfolding with mural calcification?

Aorta: It means the aorta is not following its usual course in the chest and the calcification implies there is atherosclerotic change in the aorta. This doesn't mean the aorta isn't doing its job but it also isn't absolutely normal. You should discuss the implications with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what does aortic unfolding with mural calcification?

Can you tell me what does aortic unfolding with mural calcification?

Aorta: It means the aorta is not following its usual course in the chest and the calcification implies there is atherosclerotic change in the aorta. This doesn't mean the aorta isn't doing its job but it also isn't absolutely normal. You should discuss the implications with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible that aorta valve calcification be treated with medication rathan surgery?

Calcification: Aortic valve calcification does not require any treatment at all. Aortic valve stenosis (blockage) only requires treatment when it becomes critical and causes symptoms. There's no medication that will stop calcification. Only surgery when necessary. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my 80 year old mom has calcification of the aorta is that dangerous?

Should I be concerned if my 80 year old mom has calcification of the aorta is that dangerous?

Most people over 80: Have some degree of "hardening" of the arteries! Her pcp can help determine whether or not hers might be dangerous. ...Read more

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I had an echocardiogram done and I need help reading the results. What is mistral and aortic valve leaflet calcification?

Actually: You and your doctor need to review this together. We may able to define these terms for you - but we do not know the context they are in. This should be done between doctor and patient. Not between patient and an unknown, online medical provider who does not have your history. ...Read more

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Well circumscribed hypoechoic 4.8 cm cystic mass. Thickened internal septations, perifpheral mural nodularity and calcification. Pain upper abdomen.

Well circumscribed hypoechoic 4.8 cm cystic mass. Thickened internal septations, perifpheral mural nodularity and calcification. Pain upper abdomen.

Ovarian: I assume the report is describing an ovarian cyst which may be fluid filled. If so, your gynecologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. It is not clear if this is the cause of your abdominal discomfort since the discomfort is not in the pelvic area. Other imaging studies may be recommended. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a mild calcification of the aortic arch. Do I need surgery and what is my life expectancy? Female, 72 yo

I was diagnosed with a mild calcification of the aortic arch. Do I need surgery and what is my life expectancy? Female, 72 yo

Calcification: Calcification signifies that you have arteriosclerosis but mild calcification of the aortic arch is not hemodynamically not significant and no surgery is needed unlike having an aneurysm. You do have to be mindful of your blood pressure, serum cholesterol and other lipid levels, abstinence from smoking, etc and having regular checkups by your physician as well as reporting any suspicious symptoms. ...Read more

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My abdominal X-ray showed vascular calcification's in the pelvic area. Does that sound serious?

My abdominal X-ray showed vascular calcification's in the pelvic area. Does that sound serious?

Benign or PAD: Vascular calcifications may be benign or malignant. The calcifications may be related to peripheral arterial disease. I would suggest a initial diagnostic lower body arteriography. Sometimes vascular calcifications may be related to benign aging process. As we age, our arteries start to stiffin with fibrin and calcium deposits. This may lead to older onset hypertension and erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what vascular calcification in the aorta and iliac vessels and pelvicaliectasis bilaterally mean?

Can you tell me what vascular calcification in the aorta and iliac vessels and pelvicaliectasis bilaterally mean?

Vascular calcificati: It is depsoition of calcium in the blood vessels. It is an aging process. You are at risk for progression of blocks and obstruction of blood flow/peripheral arterial disease. ...Read more

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CT chest showed atherosclerotic calcification in thoracic aorta. Doc did not mention it or refer for follow up. Should I ask him?

Yes: You should feel so comfortable with your doctor that you should ask whatever is on your mind. So yes ask so you understand and are very comfortable ...Read more

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What is this found on ct abdomen? Coarse parenchymal calcification along the falciform ligament anteriorly at the margin of the liver

What is this found on ct abdomen? Coarse parenchymal calcification along the falciform ligament anteriorly at the margin of the liver

Nothing: I call this over reading. But they have to described every thing as they see it.
any way you liver apparently good.
calcification of the falciform ligament has no clinical significance.
discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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I had an abdominal X ray to R/ O bowel obstruction, a 15 X5mm rounded calcification was found near appendix. Discharged how urgent is treatment.?

I had an abdominal X ray to R/ O bowel obstruction, a 15 X5mm rounded calcification was found near appendix. Discharged how urgent is treatment.?

Unknown: Without seeing the films and the relation of the calcification, it is unknown whether it needs treatment at all. Many calcifications seen on X-rays turn out to be "incidentalomas" meaning an abnormality that is incidentally found while looking at something else, but doesn't require treatment because it doesn't cause a problem. Ask the doctor that ordered the test if it is worth pursuing. ...Read more