Originally Posted by B143C
I am a 22 year old female who has been having upper abdomen pain for the past 5 days. I went to the ER about it and they did only blood tests of the digestive track and it was all normal. They also listened to my stomach with the stethascope. I think I ****** too much - because I found something called an aortic aneurysm and now I'm scared silly. Would the doc have heard funny pulses coming from my stomach if they suspected an aortic aneurysm? I have an ultrasound friday to check my digestive track . . . any help guys will really ease my mind. Thanks so much for taking the time to read this! =)
B143C, as it relates to a heart a stethoscope listens to blood flow through the heart valves. There is a distinquishing sound as blood flow through the heart valves, and a specific sound if there is any abnormal backflow.
Often the aortic aneurysm is at the root and there is an abnormal gradient pressure producing a different sound. There can be gradient pressure anywhere on the aorta that could indicate an aneurysm. There will be gradient pressure where there is an increasing and decreasing difference of a structual abnormality. I doubt it is an aneursym...could be a blockage affecting bowel movement and digestion irregularity...that would produce abnormal sounds, no sound or an infrequent sound. An echo will provide visibility to the area in question.