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    Dilated IVC?

    Nurse, can you pls give me some information. Last week I received the results back from an ultrasound for suspected gall bladder stone. It was negative, they think i must have passed it. But I read the report and it said I had a dilated IVC and no cause was able to be found. Can this be related to low blood pressure, and what are the possible causes for it to be dilated?

    I was not intending on going back to the specialist, as its difficult for me to take time off work, but would like to know if this needs to be addressed.


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    dilated IVC

    annabanana - a dilated IVC would not result from low blood pressure. I would suggest that you seek the advice of a vascular surgeon about the answer to your 'Why?' and to evaluate whether this is something that you need to be concerned about. CRF

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