What is Mesenteric Ischemia?

Mesenteric Ischemia is when you have poor circulation in the vessels supplying blood flow to the mesenteric organs: stomach, liver, colon and intestines. The function of these organs could become compromised if blockages form.

What are the symptoms of Mesenteric Ischemia?

There are two forms of mesenteric ischemia. One form develops over time (chronic) and can cause the following symptoms: Abdominal pain that starts about 30 minutes after eating, pain that worsens over an hour, and pain that goes away within one to three hours. The other type of this disease develops suddenly (acute), which can cause severe abdominal pain, fever, nausea and vomiting.

 

Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment here.

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