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I just had a ganglionueroma removed by vats from the spine near the aorta I'm not on narcotics anymore but still in pain should I ask for more? 3 weeks
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Pet's effective? Side effects? Docs ran cat-2cmx3cm tumor close2 spine near pul. Vein & aorta area. Cat, eco & pul. Funtion test this wk. All info helpful
Yes - helpfull.: A pet scan uses an injection of radioactive sugar. It will not work if a patients blood sugar above 200. It will be taken up in most malignancies and persists, whereas normal tissue gets rid of it and remains negative on the scan. If your mass in tghe chest is positive, you may need a biopsy. ...Read more
With doc finding 2x3cm tumor near pul vien, spine, aorta area do I ask for biopsy no matter what they find on pet next week? Had melonoma & cervical b4.
With doc finding 2x3cm tumor near pul vien, spine, aorta area do I ask for biopsy no matter what they find on cat next week? Had melonoma & cervical b4.
Biopsy is reasonable: Based on the information you provided, a biopsy is certainly reasonable. There would be 3 ways you could get a biopsy. One would be an endoscopic ultrasound (eus), another would be a ct-guided biopsy, and the last would be a thorascopic (surgical) biopsy. Check with your oncologist and surgeon to see what is the safest method for you. ...Read more
Xrays of my lumbar spine shows atherosclerotic changes along the aorta & thoracic shows visualized aorta atherosclerotic changes also. How bad is this?
That's a common fin-:
Ding. Check with your pcp, control diet, treat your high cholesterol, reduce weight, keep active with daily exercises, stop smoking, if diabetic. Get it under good control, take Aspirin daily.
Most importantly see your pcp. He should have done this, if not do take these steps.
Good luck. ...Read more
X-ray of lumbar spine shows atherosclerotic plaque in aorta. Lipids, LFT'S, A1C OK w/meds - trigs slightly up. Does this plaque guarantee future problem
Atherosclerosis: Just about everyone your age would have atheromatous plaques in their aortas. These plaques become dangerous when they get eroded, blood clots form at the eroded surface and parts of them break off and travel to distant sites (emboli) or the wall of the aorta becomes very weak and baggy (aneurysm). These are the complications that raise doctor's alarm ...Read more
A xray of my lumbar spine showed a abdominal aorta anuerysm at L4-L5. A follow up C-Scan for a fracture reports, the abdominal area is unremarkable.?
Review with your Dr:
Please review the radiology results with your doctor. Generally speaking, we are able to see finer detail of internal organs on CT scans than on X-rays. We typically order CT scans to confirm, refute, or gather more information about questionable findings on X-rays. Below is a link with further information regarding imaging of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. Hope this helps!
http://bit. Ly/2hnK5LH ...Read more
My husband had aortic valvereplacement 2 weeks ago. He complains of back pain along his spine and along or under the right shoulderblade. Is it normal?
Yes it is normal.: Aortic valve replacement is a big surgery. It involves major derangement of the thorax, ribs and spine. It is normal to have pain after a procedure like this. You can consider taking your husband to an osteopathic physician who specializes in osteopathic manipulation to treat these musculoskeletal changes and help improve your husband's pain. Good health to you. ...Read more
How will high elevated heart enzymes effect an aortic dissection? My daddy has an decending aortic dissection that is 5.4cm and very very very close to his spine, so close they are trying extremely hard every way they can not to have to do surgery. He has
Most: Most current "heart enzyme" tests are very specific for heart damage (troponin), although there are older tests which are used less frequently which can be elevated in the setting of other muscle damage (ckmb, myoglobin). I would start by finding out which test exactly is abnormal. If it is indeed an elevated level of "troponin" then this typically indicates heart damage which can then be caused by either undue strain on the heart, or most commonly by low blood flow to the heart muscle which causes some of the cells to die off and release the enzyme. We know that many people with cardiovascular disease have issues in more than one area, so if you father has an aortic dissection, there is a good chance that he also has coronary artery disease which would increase his risk for surgery further. I would encourage you to sit down and talk with your father's physician and ask some of these same questions face to face and obtain some specific answers relating to you father's condition. ...Read more
If I got an inflamed aorta would it be severe symptoms and if you are always stressed what's the chances it would happen, would it go back to normal?
Calcified thick wall: U/s findings show wall to be thickened, with possible calcification. Diameter of aorta may be narrow with lumen compromise, and sometimes, wall involvement associated with widening of the aorta. If one is symptomatic with abdominal, buttock, leg complaints, may need further evaluation. ...Read more
I am a 58 yo female w/a tortuous calcified aorta showing on my back X-ray should I be concerned??
My blood preasure is 102 62 paulse 81 been feeling bad last few days had a stient put in left aorta few yrs. Ago I was 99% block back then
See your doctor: While your vital signs are not entirely abnormal, if you had a major procedure recently on your aorta and you feel unwell, you should seek help. ...Read more
When my gf lays back she can see her aorta pulsing \u0026sometimes it hurts and is hard the pain comes & goes is she ok what could be the problem?
Likely not unusual: It is normal see visible pulsation in young thin built people. Don't worry about it. It should not hurt and the hardness is likely the firm feel of the pulse. Have a doctor check and feel to make sure there is no tumor or mass above the aorta that can suddenly appear as more prominent pulsation with pain and hardness. ...Read more
Mild aorta regurgitation on echo. Norm leaflets no stenosis. LV norm size and function. No symptom. Can I go back to aero. Exercise? Cause of regurg?
Aortic valve: In these situations unless there is any other reason we do not limit aero type exercise, but I recommend against very heavy exercise such as weight lifting, most other sports are OK, reason is calcification in aortic valve in most cases at your age, but you should ask that to your doc ...Read more
Abdom US: Ask your doctor for an abdominal ultrasound. ...Read more
I have intense back pain and chest pain can it be a aorta anuersym or tear, what do you recommend?
Huh?: Do you know you have an aortic aneurysm? If so, speak with your doctor about your options as this is an emergency. However if not, most likely you may have spine issue either facet joint pain, herniated disk or even a muscle trigger point or pain. Once the aneurysm is ruled out I would see a spine specialist to evaluate this further. ...Read more
My father had mitrovalve replacement a few years back and recently was diagnosed with having bicuspid aorta. What is the likelihood that I have it?
Hard to say: Heart related birth defects like a bicuspid valve have some genetic influence but not direct. Unless you were to have a genetic syndrome passed through a common Mendelian pattern (you would know) the risk of any (not just the valve) heart related defect is about 5% when one parent has one, 8% if both have one. A cardiac ultrasound could find it if present. ...Read more
Sometimes when I lay on my back my abdominal aorta has a strong pulse. Sometimes it doesnt. Usually when it is a strong pulse im anxious. Is this bad?
Check it out: Most likely you are hypervigslent when anxious but should let doc chk it iut. ...Read more
Pounding heart feeling that hurt my chest and back when it happened. Only lasted a min. My cardio said not to worry thinks esoph spasm. Scared aorta.
Palpitation: Noticed you on nadolol.? reason, that should help the palpitation to some extent. If you have recurring palpitation consider getting a heart monitor. Palpitation happens with cardiac rhythm abnormality, mitral valve prolapse, anxiety, anemia, overactive thyroid, etc, so recurrent symptoms need to be worked up. ...Read more
Had aorta bifemoral bypass surgery in december. Am having leg and back pain like before surgery could this be happening again so fast?
Ican feel my abdominal aorta always pulsing sometimes its strong sometimes its weaker than other times only when lying on my back 19 6'0 163 lbs. Aaa?
Probably not: Very thin patients can often feel their aorta and become concerned that it represents an aneurysm. I wouldn't worry at all. And at 19 an aortic aneurysm would be really unlikely unless you had a connective tissue disorder like marfan's or ehlers-danlos syndromes, but this is likely something you'd have found out by now. ...Read more
CT coronary angiogra: Yes. It takes those pictures also.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had a ventricular septal defect and I have a back flush in the main aorta. Haven't had a check up for years and my diastolic blood pressure is 140. how can I get a referral for a check up?
Contact your doc: This is a public information site. We can make suggestions on how you handle medical problems but cannot arrange consultations for you. From the data you supplied you should see your regular doc as soon as you can get in. Your high blood pressure needs immediate attention before you stroke out or have kidney failure. Discuss any additional referrals with him/her at that time. ...Read more