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.
- 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?