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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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I have an ultrasound showing enlarged liver measuring 16.9 CM with raised echogencity,c.b.d,portal vein,ivc & hepatic veins are normal.

I have an ultrasound showing enlarged liver measuring 16.9 CM with raised echogencity,c.b.d,portal vein,ivc & hepatic veins are normal.

Fatty liver?: Increased echogencity of liver usually related to fat deposition in overweight individuals.Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) now most common cause of chronic liver disease in the U.S. Fatty liver can also occur after drinking moderate or large amounts of alcohol. Sometimes elevation of liver enzymes.Nonalcoholic steatohepatisis (NASH) similar to alcoholic liver disease in nondrinkers. ...Read more

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The abd ultrasound show everything normal, liver normal size but minimal heterogeneity in echo texture and midly prominent veins in splenic hilum. ?

The abd ultrasound show everything normal, liver normal size but minimal heterogeneity in echo texture and midly prominent veins in splenic hilum. ?

Ultrasound report: There will always be variability in looking at abdominal ultrasounds from one person to another. The detail you provided was just language used to describe subtle differences in what was being seen in your case compared to someone else's. There was nothing in that description that was alarming. ...Read more

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Does a vase-deferens swells or get infected. I feel pain in right testis and there is a vein which swells like straw. Had ultrasound, no varicoceles.

Does a vase-deferens swells or get infected. I feel pain in right testis and there is a vein which swells like straw. Had ultrasound, no varicoceles.

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Is ultrasound ever used on the bottom of the heel to check for injuries, or problematic veins and arteries? Heel pain, orthotics don't help. No spur.

Is ultrasound ever used on the bottom of the heel to check for injuries, or problematic veins and arteries? Heel pain, orthotics don't help. No spur.

Yes: ultrasound can assess the plantar fascia for abnormalities like plantar fasciitis and fibromatosis. It can also assess for nerve problems that can cause heel pain. However, you have to find someone who is experienced in using ultrasound for that purpose and this is not always easy. Recommend that whoever you see is registered for musculoskeletal ultrasound. They should have an RMSK certificate. ...Read more

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Pinching in posterior lower leg when walking, sometimes sitting. There is a vein sticking out but the pinching is not in same area. Ultrasound normal?

Pinching in posterior lower leg when walking, sometimes sitting. There is a vein sticking out but the pinching is not in same area. Ultrasound normal?

Evaluate Achilles: Need to look at structures in the lower leg. The Achilles tendon is big player here. This can be vascular, neurological and muscular issues that need to be evaluated. The sticking out of the vein may be a clue - need to know why it is sticking out. ...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