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Abdominal aorta bypass due to blockage in the aorta. How long is typical for this surgery? Veins in legs are good. Just blockage in aorta is causing almost no blood flow to legs.

Abdominal aorta bypass due to blockage in the aorta. How long is typical for this surgery? Veins in legs are good. Just blockage in aorta is causing almost no blood flow to legs.

Several hours: Aorto-bifemoral bypass is the operation you are likely having. This procedure usually takes 2 to 3 hours in a normal weight patient without prior abdominal surgery. In obese patients or with prior abd. Surgery it can take longer. You probably have minimally diseased arteries in your legs and so you should have a great result. Make sure a board certified vascular surgeon is performing your procedure. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had 3 stints put in my thigh my dr said they were already closing is there an exercise for getting better blood flow to my leg?

I had 3 stints put in my thigh  my dr said they were already closing is there an exercise for getting better blood flow to my leg?

Ask your doctor: I am unaware of anything that increases blood flow by exercise but.. On the other hand exercise is not bad for you. It is good for your heart and helps you lose weight which means your blood flow instead of going to support fat goes to your vital muscles and tissues. ...Read more

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Wht r causes tht wd cause a person not 2 get blood flow 2 both legs & if there wasnt proper blood flow 2 both legs what course of action sd b taken?

Wht r  causes tht wd cause a person not 2 get blood flow 2 both legs & if there wasnt proper blood flow 2 both legs what course of action sd b taken?

Leg bloodflow: hello~ you are talking about SEVERE reduction of bloodflow in ilio-femoral arteries: aneurysms of abdominal aorta extending to iliac artery. Abdominal masses compressing (HUGE uterine fibroma, Cancer of ovary or any pelvic encasing cancer of ovary, uterus, prostate, renal angiolipoma, poycystic kidney, ca pancreas, abd.TB. etc, TREATMENT: SEE MD AS QUICK AS THOSE LEGS CAN TAKE YOU! Thx ...Read more

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I am feeling extreme discomfort in my upper thighs my only way of relief is to elevate my legs i feel that is the only way blood can flow through legs?

I am feeling extreme discomfort in my upper thighs my only way of relief is to elevate my legs i feel that is the only way blood can flow through legs?

Get checked : Upper thigh pain can be caused by a lot of things. Musculoskeletal, nerve entrapment, infection (groin), are some of the possibilities. Best to go to doc for an eval. ...Read more

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How do you increase blood flow to the lower legs and penis?

How do you increase blood flow to the lower legs and penis?

Here are some...: Its answer could not be told in a 400-letter space. But perusing the articles in http://www.formefirst.com/eMagicPowerUHL.html and those in http://www.formefirst.com/eMagicPowerUHL.html will help; there are no magic pills, fruits, or foods, but healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession. More? Welcome to contact me at www.Healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQWPWJC to log in for appointments. ...Read more

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Minor sunburn from 2 hours of sun hurts terribly. When standing, can feel blood flow to arms and legs making it hurt to walk. No blisters just pink.

Minor sunburn from 2 hours of sun hurts terribly. When standing, can feel blood flow to arms and legs making it hurt to walk. No blisters just pink.

Sunburn: Mild symptoms of sunburn include redness and pain; swelling, fever and blisters can occur with more severe burns. Sunburn across the chest and back or across joints can cause pain with movements like breathing or walking. Sun sensitivity can occur in patients taking antibiotics or have underlying rheumatologic disease. Cool compresses and lotions with aloe can help decrease discomfort. ...Read more

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I had a doppler ultrasound done where they checked my blood flow. They check both legs/arms/pelvic area. Test came back abnormal. What could it be?

I had a doppler ultrasound done where they checked my blood flow. They check both legs/arms/pelvic area. Test came back abnormal. What could it be?

Narrowed artery: I imagine you were having cramps in your legs after walking some distance? The abnormal peripheral doppler study was most likely expressed as an elevated ankle-brachial index. This is a ratio of the blood pressure between the arm and ankle. Values between .9 & 1.0 are considered normal. Below .9 suggests artery narrowing and above 1.2 suggests hardening of the arteries. ...Read more

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What blood flow problems can cause right leg muscle pain after short exercise?

Peripheral vascular : Peripheral vascular disease is a serious condition that can cause pain and cramping in the legs after a short course of exercise. This should be evaluated by your primary care physician or by a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Can massaging increase the flow of blood to the legs?

Probably feels bette: Better but not sure it actually can change any measurement in your legs. ...Read more

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What's the best way to heal a post thrombotic wound on the leg that doesn't close? Little blood flow, even when compressed. Is surgery recommended?

What's the best way to heal a post thrombotic wound on the leg that doesn't close? Little blood flow, even when compressed. Is surgery recommended?

DVT and ulcer: A wound or ulcer on the leg/ankle associated with venous hypertension will be difficult to heal. These wounds require compression in addition to regular wound care. A venous and arterial insufficiency ultrasounds are helpful before the compression devices are used to assess for safety. Okay to ask for a referral to a wound care clinic. ...Read more

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Does elevating my legs help with poor blood flow?

Does elevating my legs help with poor blood flow?

Sometimes: If you have venous disease in your legs then elevated your legs can help relieve abnormal venous pressure build-up in the legs & therefore relieve symptoms in the legs related to "poor blood flow". Compression stockings on the legs can also help when venous disease exists. Elevation of the legs & compression stockings are not useful with artery disease. Consult with a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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What happens if you do not amputate a leg that has no blood flow below the knee?

What happens if you do not amputate a leg that has no blood flow below the knee?

Blood flow: Our bodies need blood flow to survive or a process called gangrenous necrosis or death occurs. Blood brings oxygen, nutrients, the immune system, and carries waste and carbon dioxide away. Sometimes for a person to survive surgeons will tell a patient an amputation is necessary. While difficult to accept in some cases, it is a wise decision when necessary. Vascular surgery not always possible. ...Read more

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Please tell me what will happen if you do not amputate a leg that has no blood flow below the knee?

Please tell me what will happen if you do not amputate a leg that has no blood flow below the knee?

Pain,infection: Gangrene, which means a dead leg, ensues. This can be painful, requiring narcotics, which may or may not be adequate. The second and life-threatening complication is infection in the dead tissue. This can get into the blood stream, causing infection throughout the body (septicemia) leading to death. ...Read more

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I have a white dotted pigment on my legs, is to due to pore blood flow or??

Pityriasis alba : Pityriasis alba is characterized by patches of hypopigmentation, usually distributed on the face, neck, upper trunk, and proximal extremities. The lesions range from 0.5 to 5 cm in diameter, with well-defined but somewhat irregular borders, and fine scale. They usually are asymptomatic but may be pruritic. Usually accentuated by tanning. ...Read more

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For two days I am feeling a kind of tingling sensation at the back of my ankle of my left leg. can also feel blood flow at that part. Possible reason?

For two days I am feeling a kind of tingling sensation at the back of my ankle of my left leg. can also feel blood flow at that part. Possible reason?

Blood tingling: Interesting. If you put you finger tip there can you feel a kind of buzzing with each heartbeat? You MIGHT have a small aneurysm or other abnormality in one of the arterial branches. Its also possible to have a blood clot on the venous side. Have your family doc look and listen. If it starts to get painful or you get short of breath, go to the ER. ...Read more

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