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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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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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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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Can a patient with deep vein thrombosis on his/her lower extremity, have a massage on affected area?

Can a patient with deep vein thrombosis on his/her lower extremity, have a massage on affected area?

Eventually, Yes: There is no set rule or particular answer to this question. However, i would not recommend that sort of direct repeated pressure to that area for some time after a dvt. Even a few weeks after an acute episode of DVT would be reasonable.. The risk is probably small but why take that risk? Just wait several weeks and then you can resume massage. Once the clot becomes chronic it is much less likely to embolize. ...Read more

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Acute venu embolism and thrombosis of deep vessels of lower extremity alrady had stints in legs and 2 venaava filters now having severe leg pain?

Acute venu embolism and thrombosis of deep vessels of lower extremity alrady had stints in legs and 2 venaava filters now having severe leg pain?

Recurrent DVT: It sounds like you were taken off lifelong blood thinner medication. You should be back on it and wearing 30-40 mmhg compression stockings daily. You do not say if the filters were both removed or how long the present condition exists. Usually, interventional corrections are sucessful if within a 2 week period of dvt. See your vascular spacialist immediately as this is very serious. ...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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Can a bad chiropractic adjustment of the lower extremity cause permanent disability? ex.pubic symphysis.

Can a bad chiropractic adjustment of the lower extremity cause permanent disability? ex.pubic symphysis.

Unlikely: Forces required to disrupt injure the human pelvic ring are massive in the lab and beyond what can be produced by hands applied externally ...Read more

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The other day 5 min after i had ate/drank lunch i had horrible pain in my left lower stomach and left lower extremity. What could that be?Also had b.M

The other day 5 min after i had ate/drank lunch i had horrible pain in my left lower stomach and left lower extremity. What could that be?Also had b.M

Several posibilities: This may have been an acute attack of diverticulitis, it could be due to kidney stones, and other possible causes. This may have nothing whatever to do with your having eaten recently. If this recurs you should definitely see a doctor and get evaluated. To expand on possibilities is impossible in this confined space. ...Read more

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What type of lower extremity pain is associated with ovarian cancer?

What type of lower extremity pain is associated with ovarian cancer?

Not a common feature: Leg pain is not a usual feature of ovarian cancer. A person with ovarian cancer may develop deep vein thrombosis in the legs and have pain, but that is not common. Unfortunately ovarian cancers do not cause specific symptoms, at least not in early stages. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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