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14 hours ago · Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) in Digestive Health

Hi @elle1233,

You may notice that I moved your message and combined it with this existing discussion. Although it was started by @jacque6977 in 2017, many Connect members have joined the conversation since then, and are actively talking about SIBO – the last message was posted by @haighsue, in May.
Simply click VIEW & REPLY in your email notification to find your post.

15 hours ago · Myocardial Bridging in Heart & Blood Health

Welcome to Connect, @wyveda.
You may notice that I moved your message to this discussion where several members are talking about myocardial bridging (MB), and I'd like to connect you with them. Simply click VIEW & REPLY in your email notification to find your post.

I’d also like to invite @ch665296f, who has written about myocardial bridging in this discussion, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/v-tachycardia-apical-hyp-card-myocardial-bridging/

This article, published in the Journal of American College Cardiology, has detailed explanation of MB; I’ve summarized some key points, below:


– Myocardial bridging occurs when a segment of one of the heart's main arteries tunnels into the heart muscle and back out again, instead of resting on the surface of the heart. The bridge refers to the band of heart muscle (myocardium) that stretches over that section of the artery.
– Most people with this condition, which is generally present from birth, don't have any symptoms.
– But the part of the blood vessel that dips into the heart muscle may be squeezed when the heart contracts, especially if the heart muscle is thickened. This can cause symptoms similar to those of a heart attack – chest pain, tightness or pressure in the chest, pain in the left arm or jaw, or shortness of breath.
– MB is usually managed with medications such as beta blockers and calcium-channel blockers.

Have you noticed any triggers for the stinging/pain? For instance, when you exercise or do a physical activity? May I ask how the MB was diagnosed?

1 day ago · Video Q&A about Pediatric Kidney Transplants in About Kids & Teens

Hi @gregsr @rosemarya,

I’d like to invite you to join us today, Thursday, August 22nd at 11 a.m. CT for a video Q&A with Dr. Angela Mattke, pediatrician, Dr. Carl Cramer, pediatric nephrologist, and Dr. Mikel Prieto, transplant surgeon, about pediatric kidney transplants.

Drs. Mattke, Cramer, and Prieto will answer questions during the broadcast. Post your question before and during the broadcast. You can participate in the Video Q&A on Connect by returning to this page; the video will be shown at the top of the page.

2 days ago · Anyone else have Anal cancer? in Colorectal Cancer

@joan19, I’m also tagging @predictable to see if he might be able to provide more insight about the prostate cancer radiation; in the meantime, you might wish to give this article a quick read:
Recent advances in the management of anal cancer https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6173125/

2 days ago · Video Q&A about Valvular Heart Disease in Heart & Blood Health

Hello @aclanton @m3shl1992 @swsider @cline07,

I’d like to welcome you to Mayo Clinic Connect and let you know that the video has been recorded, and will be archived on this page for future viewing.

I also thought you may also be interested in joining and meeting other members who are talking about heart conditions, including valve disease, rhythm disorders. You can share your story (if you wish), ask questions, get support, and connect with many others like you.

For instance…

@aclanton, you might find this conversation about tricuspid valve regurgitation helpful:
– Mitral Valve & Tricuspid valve regurgitation: when to see a cardiologist? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/i-was-just-diagnosised-with-mitral-valve-and-tricuspid-insufficiency-i-have/

@m3shl1992, I found an informative Connect discussion and journal article related to your question:
– Aortic Stenosis & Valve Replacement https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/aortic-valve-calcification/
– Management of Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis – Evolving Concepts in Timing of Valve Replacement http://imaging.onlinejacc.org/content/early/2019/06/07/j.jcmg.2019.01.036

@swsider, you might be interested in viewing this video Q&A where Mayo Clinic experts talk about congenital heart disorders:
– Congenital Heart Disease Requires Lifelong Care https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/congenital-heart-disease/newsfeed-post/infographic-congenital-heart-disease-requires-lifelong-care/

@cline07, an aortic dissection, (or aortic tear) occurs in a weakened area of the aortic wall or when a tear develops in the inner layer of the wall of the aorta. In this discussion, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/aortic-aneurysms-introduce-yourself-meet-others/ you will meet many members talking about aortic dissection.

I hope this helps, and I truly look forward to getting to know you all.

2 days ago · Anyone else have Anal cancer? in Colorectal Cancer

Hi @joan19,

I thought you may also be interested in these articles:

– Rectal Cancer Advanced Treatment Approaches https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rectal-cancer/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20352891
– Anal Cancer Advanced Treatment Approaches https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anal-cancer/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20354150
– Ablation and Embolization for Colorectal Cancer https://www.cancer.org/cancer/colon-rectal-cancer/treating/ablation-embolization.html

I’d also encourage to take a look at the Gastroenterology & GI Surgery Page on Connect, where Mayo Clinic experts discuss colon and rectal cancer questions through a series of short videos:


2 days ago · Kennel recommendations in Rochester for an out of towner in Visiting Mayo Clinic

Hi @IndianaScott,

All of the above are very good recommendations, although I find Leashes & Leads to be rather expensive. We haven’t had the opportunity to board Lola with Rusty Oaks Kennels-Pet Services https://www.iriekennels.com/ but I’ve heard great things about them.

4 days ago · Getting Off of Omeprazole in Digestive Health

Welcome, @tk11 – Thanks so much for sharing your insight. Have you noticed a difference with the new dosage?