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Moderate atherosclerotic calcification of the aorta and bilateral iliac vessels.

I have had severe back pain for 10 yrs and hip pain for last 3 yrs. Then 10/29 after 6 days of the worse pain ever when my BP & pulse rose I went to the ER. The ER concentrated on my back & hip pain. 2 weeks later I downloaded my test results & became concerned (5 months ago I had a angio w stenting for 80% right kidney blockage) when pelvis CD showed Moderate to advanced atherosclerotic calcification of the aorta and bilateral iliac vessels.  I faxed the results to my cardiologist saying "It would appear I have another blockage". I got a call the next day from his office saying they were sending CT results to my vascular surgeon but of course I have heard nothing from his office. Nevertheless, I am very concerned about these results. Do you believe I am unnecessarily being concerned?
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159619 tn?1538184537
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Not at all, I think I would be concerned too if I read I have a moderate to severe atherosclerotic calcification of the aorta and bilateral iliac vessels, it's  mean you may not be getting enough oxygenated blood to your legs and organs. I know I would be all over both the doctor that ordered the test and your vascular surgeon, they owe you some answers.

Let us know how it works out and good luck............JON
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Jon, TY for your reply (I KNEW I should be very concerned why I sent it to my cardiologist.)
I  faxed the vascular surgeon's office 25 mins. ago and questioned "Is it safe to assume he is not concerned about the CT results since I not heard back for a appointment. IF nothing by Mon. I will contact my old cardiologist who got me a vascular surgeon for my fem fem bypass 6 yrs ago.
Now I am perplexed. Since last post I have had 2 more ortho. x rays & they too mention the same findings. I wrote my cardiologist 2 days ago of my concern & just got a call from him. He said I had fem fem bypass 6 yrs. ago. In May '18 my scan showed some blockage & I had a angio w stent in June '18 and he does not think there is a need for concern cause w my Hx my test will 'always' show some calcification. I was SHOCKED! I told him this was the 1st time since May it has showed up on a test and never before now has any other test showed these finding. I also mentioned my left groin pain.  Mind you, my complaint of  R. groin pain is how 'he' found my blockage in May! I totally forgot to tell him I had gone back up to 200 mg. Toprol XL B.I.D (2 x day) because my heart rate & BP was elevated.

I see my Ortho. surgeon tomorrow and beside my spine, hip & groin pain I will address these atherosclerotic vascular calcification of abdominal aorta and iliac vessels findings on the 2 x rays he ordered in Nov. and the Oct. x ray from the ER.
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