What is it?

Acute mesenteric ischemia is a condition wherein there is sudden loss of blood flow to the intestines caused by a blood clot.

What are the symptoms?

Acute mesenteric ischemia presents as:

  • Sudden, severe abdominal pain.
  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting.
  • Fever.
  • Bloody stools.

What to expect?

If you are diagnosed with acute mesenteric ischemia you can consider discussing the following subjects with your doctor after the initial treatment:

  • Was a specific cause found for the blood cloth in your intestines?
  • Do you need a stricter control of other medical conditions you may have, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol?
  • Quitting smoking is important in preventing another acute mesenteric ischemia. Are you open to stop smoking? Is your doctor able to support you with this?

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