Alrighty, a little while back I posted about having stomach aches, and got some really helpful responses from everyone!
Skipping all the backstory, I had a vascular ultrasound for a bruit that my GI doctor heard (bruit is the whooshing sound of blood running past an obstruction in an artery) and… things aren't normal. Elevated velocities in one part of my aorta. Most likely cause of my stomach pain is actually… celiac artery compression syndrome.
Basically, the celiac branch off the aorta is very close to some medial ligament and sometimes (This is very rare.. only 10% of people have this…) that ligament actually pinches the artery, decreasing the blood that can flow through it. Decreased blood to the liver, spleen and stomach equals stomach pain.
Now for the long shot.. as I mentioned, this is a really rare thing, but does anyone on here know more about it/ have it or knows someone who has gone through this? I've researched some on the internet, but there aren't many accounts, just the basic information. I have no idea what to expect. I am going into the vascular surgery department on Tuesday to talk with them.
Thanks again for reading this long thing.. I guess I'm just a bit nervous.