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What is May-Thurner syndrome?

What is May-Thurner syndrome?

No short answer: Prevalent but underdiagnosed condition in which left common iliac vein deep in the pelvis is compressed by right common iliac artery. This is probably the reason left leg blood clots, potentially fatal, outnumber right leg clots. In addition to increasing clot risk, many patients have chronic left leg swelling for which nothing has been done There are right leg variants also.Treated by stenting. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about May-thurner syndrome? IVCS.. Is that classified as a rare or not how many in sweden have May-thurner syndrome? Why n ICD-10

What can you tell me about May-thurner syndrome? IVCS.. Is that classified as a rare or not how many in sweden have May-thurner syndrome? Why n ICD-10

Not rare: May-thurner syndrome is compression of left iliac vein by right iliac artery at a crossing point. unknown how many have it because a lot of people have no symptoms. imaging study would help to identify the location of compression. much more common on left side. ...Read more

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Have testicular varicocele on both sides. If secondary, what exactly could cause them? Have may-thurner syndrome-possibility? What else can I look for

Have testicular varicocele on both sides. If secondary, what exactly could cause them? Have may-thurner syndrome-possibility? What else can I look for

It is Harmless: You should not worry much about it. It is a harmless condition. The cause is unknown but it is nothing serious. Just try to ignore it unless it hurts or you have any fertility problems later on. ...Read more

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Can May-Thurner Syndrome cause discomfort/pain in the achilles, soleus, and calf, region?

Can May-Thurner Syndrome cause discomfort/pain in the achilles, soleus, and calf, region?

May- thurner: This is a syndrome that can cause blood clots . So it is entirely possible to have pain in those regions . A visit to the diagnosing physician is appropriate to rule out DVT . ...Read more

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I have moderate narrowing of left common iliac vein, may thurner syndrome. Could that cause chest pains? Have chest pain,sob 1-3x's a wk,see EP nxt wk

I have moderate narrowing of left common iliac vein, may thurner syndrome. Could that cause chest pains? Have chest pain,sob 1-3x's a wk,see EP nxt wk

Possibly: May Thurner Syndrome, or compression of the iliac vein as you mentioned, means you are at risk for DVT's or deep venous thromboses. These can dislodge from the leg and travel, through the heart, to the vessels to the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolus (PE). PE can cause chest pain and shortness of breath. Would absolutely have this evaluated by your physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Have may-thurner syndrome and unexplained dampened waveforms in left external iliac vein. Could these affect pampiniform plexus, causing varicoceles?

Have may-thurner syndrome and unexplained dampened waveforms in left external iliac vein. Could these affect pampiniform plexus, causing varicoceles?

Can't Help you!: You are way too far ahead of my knowledge and expertise. They say little(health) knowledge is dangerous! so I am unable to help you anymore! ...Read more

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Is may thurner syndrome common?Can it cause heart probs? Is there a high probability of needing stent in moderate focal stenosis L common iliac vein?

Is may thurner syndrome common?Can it cause heart probs? Is there a high probability of needing stent in moderate focal stenosis L common iliac vein?

May-Thurner sx: Hi, the prevalence of it is 20%, it's an anatomical variant in which the right common iliac artery overlies and compresses the left common iliac vein against the lumbar spine, therefore it increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis, the Anticoagulation alone is not enough in most cases and stent placement is needed. If the blood clot goes to the lung and goes untreated and it can cause right ...Read more

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I found out recently I have May-Thurner syndrome.28yo F, overweight,smoker,have nexplanon bc implant,dx tachycardia&high bp.Is new dx cause 4 concern?

I found out recently I have May-Thurner syndrome.28yo F, overweight,smoker,have nexplanon bc implant,dx tachycardia&high bp.Is new dx cause 4 concern?

Some: May-Turner syndrome is a deep vein thrombosis (clot) caused by pressure on the left common iliac vein by the overlying artery.The concern about blood clots in veins is the potential for them 2 break of & travel 2 the lungs blocking blood flow thru the lung This means u should avoid estrogens & smoking which further increase the risk of clots and follow ur doctor's recommendations 4 treatment. ...Read more

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I have may-thurner syndrome. Can this be the cause of a varicocele? Do any of the veins in the scrotum require outflow through the common iliac vein?

I have may-thurner syndrome. Can this be the cause of a varicocele? Do any of the veins in the scrotum require outflow through the common iliac vein?

Related: Pelvic venous congestion and prominent scrotal veins are in the same family of conditions. Collateral veins take up for obstructions. There are more diagnosed and treated iliac obstructions now with newer techniques. ...Read more