- CASE FILE
Diagnosed with blood clot to superior mesenteric vein and portal vein junction. No known cause found, digestion issues continue to worsen.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
In October of 2018, I was diagnosed with partial thrombosis to my superior mesenteric vein and portal vein junction. This was after almost a year of changes in my digestion system such as feeling full right after eating, bloating, abdominal pain, upper epigastric pain, forceful belching, pain that radiated to my back. Ultrasounds and a hida scan of my gallbladder were negative. A few weeks before my diagnosis of the blood clot, I would feel very weak, and almost pass out after eating, and I would have a fast drop in blood pressure when I was lying down. A CT scan was done in the ER and the blood clot was discovered. Since then, I completed 6 months of Eliquis therapy, all blood work shows no genetic disorders, no lupus, no clotting disorders. A colonoscopy and endoscope showed slight diverticulosis, a small hiatal hernia and a gaping esophageal sphincter. All biopsies taken were negative. All scans of my pancreas and liver are normal. Cardiology work up normal. I am constantly aware of my digestive system. I have constant bloating, pressure and pain. Certain positions seem to make these symptoms worse. I never have a break or any relief. I feel like I can feel when food starts to move out of my stomach. Gastric emptying study was normal also. Celiac screen was normal. I feel like I will never be able to eat anything normal again. I am now making smoothies twice a day and eat very few bites of food in between the smoothies. No physician can explain what caused this rare and dangerous blood clot and I feel as though it was caused by a digestive disorder that has not yet been diagnosed.