Doctor Q&A for Dr. Benjamin Lerner

A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: Ultrasound is very reliable for screening of aortic size, plus it is far less expensive than mri. Mri and ct are better if you are planning surgery on ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Very unlikely: Breast cancer is a very unusual finding in a 13 year old -- young women can have masses in their breasts for many normal reasons. An examination by yo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
There is a cure...: Early detection, surgical resection, and appropriate therapy have dramatically changed the survival from many forms of breast cancer.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Unlikely: The most common vascular problem in the legs, atherosclerosis, has no impact on migranes. There are far less common casues of vascular problems (vascu ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
They are correct: Lipomas can cause moderate pain, particularly if they are struck or become injured, but the remainder of your symptoms are unrelated to your lipoma.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Ease of use: The brachial blood pressure is used because it is easy to evaluate and easy to replicate. There are many reasons why the brachial blood pressure may n ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
DVT: A blood clot in the veins of your legs is called deep venous thrombosis (dvt). Depending on the size, this can cause pain, swelling, and redness. The ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Stroke: If a clot travels to your brain, you are at risk of having a stroke.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Ultrasound: While there are many tests, the most common test ordered to look for a clot is an ultrasound.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: They are part of the same process -- if you end up having the aortic aneurysm repaired, it is likely that your vascular surgeon will also fix the ilia ... Read More
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