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CT Scan

What does this mean? Do I need to see a Heart Doctor? (Findings - The aorta is ectatic measuring 3.6 cm. Lungs are clear. There is a small paratracheal lymph node. Small jugular digastric and submandibular lymph nodes are present.)  I have recently had a thyroidectomy but still have a lot of discomfort and now I have a blood pressure problem that I did not have before. I have seen several doctors but time goes by with no answers, I do not feel any better. I will have to have another ct scan in 6 months. Do I seek another opinion or just wait?
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Generally speaking, the best way to evaluate your aorto will be to re-image in 6 months to determine if your aorta size is stable. This can be done with either a ct scan or an echocardiogram. You and your doctor need to work together to keep your blood pressure well controlled.
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