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Dizziness, intense abdominal pain, sweating. Can a blocked carotid artery cause abdominal pain ?

My dad was recently seen by a physician for dizziness, intense abdominal pain (for 2-3 minutes), then sweating and feeling he was going to fall. Dr. took x-rays of some sort, saw calcification along his spine and sent him to his cardiologist for testing. They have discovered his right carotid artery is completely blocked (don t know whether internal or external) and are going to do a CT scan today to determine the percentage of blockage in other arteries. Why would a blocked carotid artery cause abdominal pain? Should we be looking for something else (abdominal aneurysm , etc.)?
Asked On : Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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Hi welcome to Health care magic forum.
Thanks for calling H.C.M.F.
Your father consulted the doctor for dizziness, abdominal pain, and sweating. hi is diagnosed with calcification along his spine, and cardiologist diagnosed blocked carotid artery, and ordered for C.T.scan for looking for the block of other arteries.
He may need to have a color doplor for exact diagnosis of blocks of other arteries. If necessary your cardiologist may order latter.
If there is a block of the abdominal arteries, one may get abdominal pain, due to ischemia of the abdominal tissues.
Wishing for a quick recovery .
Best regards.
Answered: Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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