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Abdominal Bruit Causes
Bruit refers to a sound, heard via a stethoscope, of blood when it flows through a narrowed opening. As blood flows through a narrow diameter within a vessel, the velocity of flow increases and also becomes more turbulent. The importance of this sound is that, if your doctor hears it, it can signify underlying atherosclerosis--i.e. Build-up ...Read more
Rare: In general this is really a common associated symptom, as aortic aneurysm often don't have any symptoms. If they do, the symptoms tend to be abdominal and/or back pain or nerve pain radiating into the legs. In rare cases when the aneurysm extends to the iliac artery, this can compress on of the major "leg vein"(external iliac vein" which can lead to unilateral leg swelling. ...Read more
No: Trauma such as falling does not cause aaas. They typically form slowly over time due to inflammation in the wall of the aorta. Risk factors are age >65, smoking, male gender and a family history. Interestingly high speed motor vehicle accidents can cause a tear in the thoracic aorta. These are called dissections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your Dr.: There can be serious causes of abdominal distention so see your dr. Many people have excessive gas production which can lead to that feeling of bloating. I would see your dr. To ensure there is nothing serious going on. ...Read more
Could be several: Things. You need a physical examination by a health care professional to rule out any conditions such as bowel obstruction which require urgent attention. I can't explain all of it here but the bottom line is that causes could be acute and chronic such as infection, tumor, bowel obstruction which could be functional and mechanical, and ascites in addition to a lot others. Please see you fam doc. ...Read more
See a physician: There are a number of possibilities that could explain the symptoms you are having. Some of which include endometriosis, infection, fibroids, etc. The only way to tell is to have a physician do an exam and order appropriate tests as they see appropriate (possibly and ultrasound). Please make an appointment and they can discuss the appropriate evaluation with you. Best wishes. ...Read more
Abdominal bloating/fullness, constipation, bleeding in stool, infrequent Abdominal pain. Does a normal abdominal ultrasound rule out something serious?
Can an acute abdominal strain cause nausea, constipation, dizziness, diffuse lower right quadrant abdominal pain and referral to testes or back?
Need more info: What is an acute abdominal strain? This is not a medical term. The symptoms you have described sound severe and there are several serious illnesses that can produce these, including kidney stones, appendicitis, and half a dozen or more other illnesses. Go and see a doctor asap and hope you are better soon. ...Read more
Appendix vs Other: In a young person who still has an appendix, fever and sudden onset of pain around the belly button can signal early appendicitis. If the pain moves to the lower right area of your belly or intensifies you should be seen in an ER. Blood in the stool is not usually a feature of appendicitis but should also be evaluated in-person if it continues with above symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer