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After doppler scan result varicose veins both lower limbs greater saphenous system due to incompetence of perforators of bilateral knee no thrombosis

After doppler scan result  varicose veins both lower limbs greater saphenous system due to incompetence of perforators of bilateral knee no thrombosis

Venous insufficiency: There is not enough information for me to comment. You need to know the size of the vein and the symptoms as well as the duration of reflux to help guide medical versus surgical therapy. ...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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Prominent veins in back of calf. What are they--reticular or varicose?

Prominent veins in back of calf. What are they--reticular or varicose?

Size matters: It really depends on the size and superficiality. Reticular veins are typically less prominent and are 3mm or smaller. When they become larger than 3 mm for the most part they are considered varicose, though it is a spectrum. ...Read more

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Venous insufficiency of lower limbs make veins worse?

Venous insufficiency of lower limbs make veins worse?

Valves malfunction.: Bad veins lead to venous stasis and insufficiency which is a result of the valves in the venous system malfunctioning . This can be due to the valves in the deep system, superficial system or connecting system. Deep system valve malfunction could be due to prior clots, superficial problems could lead to varicose veins and perforator malfunction could lead to venous ulcers.See a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Does a CT venogram of the legs see both deep and superficial veins including the posterior?

Does a CT venogram of the legs see both deep and superficial veins including the posterior?

Yes: If a contrast is injected it would likely show everything. But without going to the trouble a non invasive blood flow of the lower extremities will give you a great deal of information about superficial and deep ...Read more

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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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CT Scan - Prominence of the external and common iliac veins, femoral and IVC. IVC measures upto 3.6cm. Why is this considered significant? Pain/nausea

CT Scan - Prominence of the external and common iliac veins, femoral and IVC. IVC measures upto 3.6cm. Why is this considered significant? Pain/nausea

May not be: This probably is not significant. These veins could be dilated if there is a massive clot preventing flow back to the heart. This would be a very unusual situation, and you would have severe pain. Best to talk to your doctor to find out more. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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GSV reflux below knee > 500ms. Mild swelling posteriorly. Lots of pain in lower leg, especially posterior-left side. Mri is normal. Strip the vein?

GSV reflux below knee > 500ms. Mild swelling posteriorly. Lots of pain in lower leg, especially posterior-left side. Mri is normal. Strip the vein?

See vein specialist.: While you do have reflux, .5 seconds is minimal. The longer the reflux the greater the venous insufficiency. Having reflux does not mean that it is the cause of your symptoms. See a vein specialist for a venous evaluation to see if your symptoms are due to your veins. ...Read more

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What can cause Anterior accessory saphenous vein pain across the front of the knee. I also have a lot of varicose and spider veins. ?

What can cause Anterior accessory saphenous vein pain across the front of the knee. I also have a lot of varicose and spider veins. ?

Accessory vein.: The anterior accessory vein is a major branch of the saphenous vein and usually originates in the upper groin. This vein can become abnormal if the valves in this vein reflux (malfunction) and this can lead to varicose veins, pain and many other symptoms related to the abnormal vein. This vein can be treated by a closure procedure and , usually, microphlebectomies. See a vein specialist. ...Read more

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3 rounds leg sclerotherapy, veins recur within 6 months, leg pinching/discomfort, newly visible arm and chest veins & arm weakness, need ultrasound?

3 rounds leg sclerotherapy, veins recur within 6 months, leg pinching/discomfort, newly visible arm and chest veins & arm weakness, need ultrasound?

At least!: Need an ultrasound and echo of heart at a minimum as well as possible evaluation of blood and clotting system by blood tests. May want to talk to vein doctor as Ct angiography may be more revealing. Do not wait on this! ...Read more

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Result of venous duplex scan for dvt. Evidence of peroneal veins with partially occlusive non acute dvt. Evidence of recanalisation and both paired veins are patent and small due to the DVT present?

I guess you: Are asking, what does it mean. You had sometime ago a partial DVT that still allowed blood flow, new vessels help with the flow. Still at risk of further DVT specially if sitting for prolonged periods od time. ...Read more

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Leg swelling between my knee and calf in my left leg.Inside of leg only.Venous doppler&arterial blood flow study both negative.No heart disease.Ideas?

Leg swelling between my knee and calf in my left leg.Inside of leg only.Venous doppler&arterial blood flow study both negative.No heart disease.Ideas?

Popliteal cyst: This could be a popliteal cyst (baker's) cyst. This comes from behind the knee and can sometimes leak fluid into the calf. ...Read more

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How are veins of the foot assessed? Ultrasound? Venogram?

How are veins of the foot assessed? Ultrasound? Venogram?

Foot veins: Foot veins are normal and increase in size when standing and decrease in size when lying. An ultrasound can be done to assess the foot veins and rarely is a venogram done any more. Usually however, foot veins are evaluated by physical exam since they are under the skin and can be easily examined. see a vein specialist if you have a vein issue. ...Read more

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What causes prominent veins on upper arms?

What causes prominent veins on upper arms?

Not much fat: The biggest factor on the visibility of veins on arms is the amount of subcutaneous [ in the skin] fat that you have. Also the large and more toned the muscles are the more visible the veins. There are rare circulation issues that can lead to distended veins but these are in fact rare. ...Read more

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What causes sharp upper abdomen pain? History of portal vein thrombosis and inflamed bowel.

What causes sharp upper abdomen pain? History of portal vein thrombosis and inflamed bowel.

Pain: For most people such a pain would be gas in the gut. Given your history, it would be prudent to see your doctor and be checked out if this isn't a brief one-time episode. ...Read more

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Treatment of fat clots in upper arms and in legs?

Treatment of fat clots in upper arms and in legs?

Fat clots: Not sure what you mean by fat clots in upper arms. If you have atherosclerosis, treatment with lipid lowering agents, control of blood pressure, and aerobic exercise are all beneficial. ...Read more

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What superficial artery or vein descends in back the lower leg?

What superficial artery or vein descends in back the lower leg?

Short Saphenous vein: This vein would be the most likely one that you would easily see. You would not see any arterial structures in the back of the lower leg. ...Read more

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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