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A 27-year-old female asked:

Would mri without contrast find dvt? i've had back of knee and calf pain. d-dimer and ultrasound came back normal, but veins in feet&leg are bulging.

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
No: with these normal studies there is no reason to pursue this issue...your problem sounds like non-truncal veins
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 13 years experience
No..: The best test to reveal a DVT would be the ultrasound of the veins in your legs. The bulging veins in your legs are maybe varicose or spider veins - though you seem young for it. Sometimes, pregnancy can predispose to it however.
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Chronic venous insufficiency due to incompetent valves inside the veins that cause venous congestion due to reflux of blood can cause above symptoms. Women are prone to this and there are cases of congenital absence of venous valves cause symptoms early on in life. There is a special venous ultrasound to test for venous insufficiency, compression stockings are the first line of therapy
Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
CT Venogram: can be done of the lower extremity to determine if clot exists if ultrasound and d dimer are negative.
Last updated Aug 26, 2015


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