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The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Aneurysm/Dissection: An aneurysm is an area where the aorta has ballooned out compared to the aorta below and above. The more expanded the greater the risk of rupture. Dissection is when there is a disruption of the inner layer of the aorta and blood can flow between the layers. This often will cause blockages of aortic branch vessels resulting in stroke, heart attack, and bowel/kidney infarction, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes : Typically you will require to be on anticoagulantion like Coumadin for around three to six months and blood pressure control . Most of the time the dissection will heal by itself. If you have symptoms of decrease blood flow to stomach or liver then patient may need surgery but this is rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If u get a dissection of the aorta (left beast area) does the pain stop or is it constant? It will probably not stop after seconds right?
See link: Per NIH: In most cases,symptoms begin suddenly, and include severe chest pain. May feel like a heart attack and it can be described as sharp, stabbing, tearing, or ripping. It Is felt below the chest bone, then moves under the shoulder blades or to the back.Can move to the shoulder, neck, arm, jaw, abdomen, or hips. Pain can change moving to the arms and legs as the aortic dissection gets worse. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000181.htm ...Read more
Is pain from a dissection super extreme or would u be able to endure it like muscular tearing? Could it be dissection if it go away like nothin hapend
Serious condition: Dissection is serious and though it is typically very painful there could be exceptions. However, I would NEVER expect it to go away without treatment or without obvious consequences to your health. ...Read more
What are the steps to take when a nephrectomy is preformed procedure wise? Dissection, anatomy to know, etc.
Would the docs know if I have dissection of the aorta without any scans? If they say we would know?
They can: often tell by history and physical if your symptoms are due to a dissection of the aorta or not. You had an echo which is a scan and they may or may not have looked at part of your aorta during that exam. It all depends on where your pain is located. A simple ultrasound can rule out an aortic dissection. The mean age this occurs is in the 60s, sometimes in the 40s (unless you have Marfans synd) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stenting: A dissection during an angiogram may occur when the catheter tip tears a small hole in the artery. This allows blood to enter into the artery wall and can cause closure of the artery. If the dissection is small then nothing needs to be done except watching for evidence of artery closure. If the dissection is larger the a stent may need to be placed or in some instances arterial surgical repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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