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May 11, 2017 · Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS) in Digestive Health

Hi Kari,
I have had endoscopy and colonoscopy, CT’s, ultrasounds, x-rays and lots of blood work, with no results aside from the narrowing seen on the celiac trunk. I will be going in to see a GI in the next couple of weeks and she wants to do another endoscopy and colonoscopy. I do understand what you are saying about the ischemia and am on blood thinners and will remain on them indefinitely as clotting runs in my family and this was my second diagnosed unprovoked DVT, first PE. I am working at being my own advocate and just recently found a new doctor, though he was unaware of MALS and is looking into it further for me.

May 7, 2017 · Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS) in Digestive Health

I have not been diagnosed with MALS as of yet though my CT scan shows narrowing of the celiac trunk.
In late October I was diagnosed with a DVT in my lower calf, a week later I was diagnosed with a PE. The following week I went in with signs of a stroke, the doctor sent me home with no testing after I told him I did not want morphine. Shortly after this I developed severe abdominal pain. The pain is chronic, though it goes from dull moderate to severe, worsened by eating, even the smallest amount. Since mid November I have lost just over 23 pounds. My questions are, has anyone else had the same kind of issues? Can a blood clot or stroke cause MALS?