Doctor insights on:
Can An Ultrasound Miss A Dvt
The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...Read more
DVT: It woulld be very unusual for 3 us to miss dvt. Venous us is quite sensitive and specific for diagnosis of both DVT and superficial thrombosis. Why do you need to repeat three us of leg. Do you have any symtoms such as leg swelling/pain? Hopely radiologist agrees with me. I haven't seen any. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2 d-dimers & ultrasounds in 1 week both say negative for dvt. But still have pain and worried I have DVT and they missed it. Should i worry?
Very Very Unlikely: You have had two ultrasound exams and 2 d dimers and oth negative.I think DVT has been ruled out not ince but twicethere may be some other cause of your leg pain.Discuss with your doctor and follow with his/her advice dvt will not be missed on two tests. It is highly likely that your leg pain is from dvt. ...Read more
Could an ultrasound scan miss a DVT as iam at high risk of a DVT and is 422 high for a d dimer test?
Ultrasound for DVT: Ultrasound for lower extremity DVT's have great sensitivity and specificity meaning they are very good at picking up a DVT. There is a 2% chance of somebody having a negative scan and having one found 1 week later according to studies, although repeating it is often done if there is strong suspicion. D-dimer values are not universal so that may be high but values can be high in a lot of disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have a possible dvt, have had an ultrasound, it did not show, has anyone experienced this?
Ultrasound can miss: A venous doppler ultrasound is good test for finding a dvt. However it is possible that it can miss a small or incomplete dvt. This is not an uncommon event so if you still have symptoms and think it might have missed a DVT follow up with you doctor to discuss options such a repeat test or other tests. ...Read more
Not in the clinic: Most free clinics are not capable of doing a DVT ultrasound but they can refer you to a diagnostic facility or an hospital out patient department whwre it can be done and may be done under charity care if you qualify for charity care.Discuss the options with the doctors at the free clinic as they have the knowledge where it can be done only if it is medically indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pinch feeling in same spot of inner thigh. I've had ultrasounds but still scared of dvt. What could this be.
Doubt dvt: What you have described is unlikely a dvt. The "inner thigh" is a big region but in my view any leg pain should lead ones doc to rule out a 'pinched' or irritated nerve. You did not mention back pain but we have all seen nerve root compression with little or no back symptoms. This said, you are very young to have this as a problem but i would still rtulle it out. ...Read more
Should a known dvt in the leg be monitored with regular ultrasounds to ensure dvt has not moved or got bigger or no new dvt's have developed?
Not useful: The DVT can take up to 6 months to dissolve completely on blood thinners (Coumadin or 1 of the newer agents) for the time period specified by your doctor. While ultrasound is useful in detecting a DVT (due to Doppler), it is less useful in showing how big/small the clot is over time. Your best bet is warfarin: that has shown to prevent migration of even small flecks of the clot. Se HealthTap Prime ...Read more
Deep venous thrombosis is a clot within the deep veins of the leg. The blood clot causes pain and swelling of the calf. This is a concerning condition, because if the clot breaks loose, it can travel to the lung and become lodged there, blocking blood ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Can a pelvic ultrasound miss an ovarian cyst?
- Can an ovarian cyst cause a missed period?
- Can a hairline fracture be missed on an x-ray?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Can ultrasound miss a baby?
- Can an ovarian cyst make you miss a period?
- Can my doctor tell if i have a hydrocele by doing an ultrasound?
- Can an infection cause a missed period?
- Talk to a urgent care specialist online for free