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How can I have a ultrasound in the lower extremity that revealed venous insufficiency in the saphenous vein but no varicose vein?

How can I have a ultrasound in the lower extremity that revealed venous insufficiency in the saphenous vein but no varicose vein?

Veins are deep: The saphenous veins in the legs may lie very close to the skin, or a little deeper, covered by fat. If deeper saphenous veins have insufficiency, the varicosities may not be visible because they are the deeper kind. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Do I need comudin if I have Greenville filter since ultrasound found superficial thrombosis in my lower left extremity?

Do I need  comudin  if I have Greenville filter since ultrasound found superficial thrombosis in my lower left extremity?

Greenfield Filter: A Greenfield Filter is a titanium vascular filter placed in the inferior vena cava and is designed to "capture" pieces of clots formed in the legs or pelvis that break off, thereby preventing them from traveling to the lungs. The filter does not treat in situ clots or prevent clots from propagating. ...Read more

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Tsh @ 6.85, ft4 normal ultrasound: normal size, extremity heterogeneous, normal vascularity but irregular heterogeneous nodule 1.1x0.7x0.7cm. Cancer?

Tsh @ 6.85, ft4 normal  ultrasound: normal size, extremity heterogeneous, normal vascularity but irregular heterogeneous nodule 1.1x0.7x0.7cm. Cancer?

Not Likely: Thyroid nodules are very common. About 70% of the population has a nodule (many don't know it). About 5% of nodules are cancerous, which is why we care. If there were concerning characteristics on the ultrasound like microcalcifications, taller than wide, >1cm or increased blood flow or you have a family history or radiation exposure we like to perform an fna biopsy to check for cancer. ...Read more

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Doc thought I had a dvt in my leg post op. ER did ultrasound and found biphasic flow in lower extremity and said pvd. I am 27yo. Is this likely?

Doc thought I had a dvt in my leg post op. ER did ultrasound and found biphasic flow in lower extremity and said pvd. I am 27yo. Is this likely?

Usually a: venous doppler ultrasound is performed to evaluate for DVT(maybe you had it done as well), but you are describing findings of an arterial doppler. Biphasic flow is abnormal and suggests PVD, as you describe. It would be every unusual for a 27 yo to have significant atherosclerotic changes unless you are diabetic or have another predisposing disorder, so you need to talk to your doc about results ...Read more

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How are veins and arteries distinguished using ultrasound?

How are veins and arteries distinguished using ultrasound?

Multiple: Direction of flow, velocity of flow, compressibility, pulsatility. Standard techniques of ultrasound ...Read more

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Are deep varicose veins detected by ultrasound?

Are deep varicose veins detected by ultrasound?

Varicose veins: Both superficial and deep veins are identified on ultrasound examination [venous doppler exam]. Clots or obstruction in either system of veins can be identified. They can also be identified in arteries, which are larger and also the pressure of the blood flow can be identified in both. ...Read more

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When using ultrasound to view veins + arteries, is it true that the accuracy and sensitivity is only as good as the technician?

True to a point: It has been said that ultrasound is very dependent on the person doing the study. Also the physician controlling the study ...Read more

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I complained to my dance teacher that i had sever discomfort in my ovaric area, i got an ultrasound and was told of a varicose vein, is it sever?

I complained to my dance teacher that i had sever discomfort in my ovaric area, i got an ultrasound and was told of a varicose vein,  is it sever?

Pelvic congestion?: There is a process called pelvic congestion syndrome which can cause abdominal and pelvic discomfort due to increased venous pressure in the ovarian veins.This is a result of malfunctioning valves in the ovarian veins. It is difficult for an ultrasound to see the ovarian veins and usually a specialized ct scan is necessary to make the diagnosis. You should see a gynecologist or a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Sir in ultrasound result is is vericocele and a cyst in right cord with slight hydrocele and now can feel another cyst or a vein attaches to is hard?

Since : There is a new something you feel, my suggestion is to go back to see the urologist who sent you fort the us test. He will examine you and tell u if there anything to do about it. Without being examined , it is impossible to give a good advise in ur case.I am sorry! ...Read more

Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more


Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more