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Results of doppler test shows mild reduction of blood floe in left leg. Is this serious?

Results of doppler test shows mild reduction of blood floe in left leg. Is this serious?

Depends: Depends on the degree. Would consult with your doctor if significant you will be referred to a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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How would I no if I had may thurner syndrome had doppler from groin down normal blood flow?

How would I no if I had may thurner syndrome had doppler from groin down normal blood flow?

Thurner syndrome: The majority of patients are not diagnosed with May-Thurner Syndrome until they develop an iliofemoral DVT. Your doctor may perform a physical evaluation, a review of your medical and family histories and a series of tests in order to diagnose your condition. Imaging tests such as ultrasound, CT scan or an MRI can produce visible images of a clot. The diagnosis of May-Thurner Syndrome may be achieved with venography with intravascular ultrasoundTreatment for May-Thurner Syndrome typically revolves around alleviating any symptoms that have arisen and preventing any other complications from occurring. If a DVT is present, you may need to take an anticoagulation medication to thin your blood and help discourage clots from propagating. If a clot has been identified, treatment may involve catheter directed thrombolytic therapy which can break up clot in the portion of the affected vein. This is done through insertion of a catheter that travels through the vein. In some cases, mechanical thrombectomy and thrombolysis are able to dissolve the clot in anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days.. ...Read more

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What is the accuracy for doppler ultrasound to find blood clots?

What is the accuracy for doppler ultrasound to find blood clots?

Leg ultrasound: Ultrasound is usually effective at detecting a blood clot in the leg vein, however there are times when a clot below the knee level may not be adequately detected. In that situation, a repeat ultrasound a few days later can be performed. Other factors may lower the sensitivity of the test, such as the experience of the ultrasound tech, the radiologist reading the images, and the size of the leg. ...Read more

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Slight pain in left testicle comes and goes for two years. Blood work and color Doppler scan normal, doctors saying normal but it hurts.

Slight pain in left testicle comes and goes for two years. Blood work and color Doppler scan normal, doctors saying normal but it hurts.

This is common: Usually the cause is never found. Keep using good support. If it becomes severe, a nerve block may be required. ...Read more

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Best diagnostic to detect vasoconstriction and reduced cerebral blood flow? Transcranial doppler?

Best diagnostic to detect vasoconstriction and reduced cerebral blood flow? Transcranial doppler?

Read on: TCD can detect local areas of diminished flow but the best way to investigate vasoconstriction and stenosis is by MRA (magnetic resonance arteriogram) ...Read more

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How long does it take for new blood clots to form? Doppler scan showed clear of leg clots 6 months ago. Worried that they might be coming back already

How long does it take for new blood clots to form? Doppler scan showed clear of leg clots 6 months ago. Worried that they might be coming back already

Any time: New clots can form at any time. If someone has had blood clots in the legs before, it is common for the legs to swell and be painful even if no new clots have formed. If leg pain or swelling returns, it is best to see a health care provider to determine what is happening. ...Read more

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Toes get red and hot to touch every night around 3 am. Looks like they're filled with blood. I'm 18 years old. Had CBC and venous Doppler, both normal?

Toes get red and hot to touch every night around 3 am. Looks like they're filled with blood. I'm 18 years old. Had CBC and venous Doppler, both normal?

Erythromelalgia: You are describing Erythromelalgia, a condition you are describing quite clearly. The tests you had are typically ordered and are normal in most cases. Cause is not clear and only about 5% are hereditary. Treatment can be difficult but may includes medications such as Lyrica, Neurontin, or Cymbalta. There is an association that could give you more information on the internet. Good luck ...Read more

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Normal heart echo kidney blood work and kidney Doppler still have high bp sometimes a day like 145/82 I am 18?

Normal heart echo kidney blood work and kidney Doppler still have high bp sometimes a day like 145/82 I am 18?

Hypertension: Have you been pregnant? Have you had h/o hypertension during pregnancy? Also there are w/u for endocrinological reasons need to be done based on the clinical situation. If everything is ok, it is called idiopathic hypertension, that means no identifiable cause. ...Read more

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Had a doppler for the carotid arteries and the conclusion is:accelerated blood flow, reversed blood flow above the carotid bifurcation? Is this serious?

Had a doppler for the carotid arteries and the conclusion is:accelerated blood flow, reversed blood flow above the carotid bifurcation? Is this serious?

Probably yes: You should consult a vascular surgeon. While this could be serious, it could also be a false positive finding. It is not something that you should handle over the iinternrt. ...Read more

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Would transcranial doppler be very helpful in detecting brain blood flow irregularities? Would treatment be vasodilators if brainblood flow is reduced?

Would transcranial doppler be very helpful in detecting brain blood flow irregularities? Would treatment be vasodilators if brainblood flow is reduced?

Doppler for flow: Some may be able to comment on this better than I, but the transcranial doppler study is unable to measure all of the arteries, as some of them are very deep within the head.

If vasconstriction was found, it would not necessarily lead to vasodilator medication.

Perhaps it makes sense to return to what started the idea of blood flow irregularity. ...Read more

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Should I worry about left-sided ovarian cyst with very strong blood flows inside on color doppler u/s? history of rectal cancer diagnosis @35y. No prior chemo/rt.

Possibly: I would see your ob/gyn and see if you might want to get an mri. Blood flow is not usually seen in a true cyst. An MRI will help to better look at the cyst and see if it needs any more of a work up. ...Read more

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Sick 2 years ago, 3 days. Blood test ALT 245. 3 days after ALT 82 and GGT 248. Alt normal since and all others (total panel) are normal. Ggt 80-200 since. Normal doppler us and CT w/iv? No diagnosis!

Sick 2 years ago, 3 days. Blood test ALT 245. 3 days after ALT 82 and GGT 248. Alt normal since and all others (total panel) are normal. Ggt 80-200 since. Normal doppler us and CT w/iv? No diagnosis!

Stop worrying: A few men run a high ggt. It is probably hereditary. If you have no other lab evidence of liver disease nowadays, and you feel well, it's time to get on with your life. ...Read more

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Feeling a small dot shaped lump near my epididymis in left testicle, pain in same testicle. Blood, urine and color Doppler scan normal. What is it?

Feeling a small dot shaped lump near my epididymis in left testicle, pain in same testicle. Blood, urine and color Doppler scan normal. What is it?

Unknown w/o exam: A spermatocele can cause that, but other things can, too. If you've already had the above exam and tests, you've obviously seen a doctor already for this. What did he or she say about the possibilities? ...Read more

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I am going to travel 13hours on plane. Have normal blood clotting test4 months before I am18 have normal echo ekg and renal Doppler. Risk of blood clot?

I am going to travel 13hours on plane. Have normal blood clotting test4 months before I am18 have normal echo ekg and renal Doppler. Risk of blood clot?

Generally very small: See the link below - unless you have specific risk factors risk is very small. Still a good idea to get up and every 2 hours
http://www. Cdc. Gov/ncbddd/dvt/travel. Html. ...Read more

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I had a doppler test done on my knee because I thought I had a blood clot. All but my knee was red and blue but at the knee it was yellow. Is that bad?

I had a doppler test done on my knee because I thought I had a blood clot. All but my knee was red and blue but at the knee it was yellow. Is that bad?

Get the report: Red is usually set up, as arterial.
Blue is venous.
Yellow varies in speed in some studies. Or some color overflow.

Talk with your doctor and / or get the report done by a registered tech and read formally by a trained physician for that lab. ...Read more

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Blood clots about 7 years ago DVT and PE. Recent problems with legs doppler on both neg - should I ask for additional testing? Still worried.

Blood clots about 7 years ago DVT and PE. Recent problems with legs doppler on both neg - should I ask for additional testing? Still worried.

Unclear: If your dopplers are negative then you are probably fine but I am not sure what you mean by "recent problems." If you develop shortness of breath or one sided leg swelling address this immediately. ...Read more

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Lmp november 9, 2011 pregnant with negative blood test? Three different doctors, 2 of them used the doppler and they did hear a heartbeat. The first doctor found a heart beat of 135 it wouldn't stay still! The second doctor found a heartbeat of 150 and 15

Lmp november 9, 2011 pregnant with negative blood test? Three different doctors, 2 of them used the doppler and they did hear a heartbeat. The first doctor found a heart beat of 135 it wouldn't stay still! The second doctor found a heartbeat of 150 and 15

That: That conflicting information is very confusing. It might be best to establish with one of the gynecologists who saw you and explain the symptoms you are having. It is not clear to me if you were or are pregnant, but obviously you need to see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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If a doppler scan of arms and legs comes back negative for blood clotting, does that mean there are no blood clots in my body anywhere else?

If a doppler scan of arms and legs comes back negative for blood clotting, does that mean there are no blood clots in my body anywhere else?

No, but...: It's extremely unlikely. Unless you have other symptoms. It is possible the a small clot travelled to your lungs and would present as a pulmonary embolus. Ct is the best test for that. However, a blood test called d-dimer would be positive. If your duplexes and d-dimer are negative, it would be extremely unlikely to have a clot anywhere in a patient your age. ...Read more

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After minimal echotexture of the liver and few mildly prominente blood vessels at the splenic hilum what a should be done an MRI or a doppler?

After minimal echotexture of the liver and few mildly prominente blood vessels at the splenic hilum what a should be done an MRI or a doppler?

Neither: It is not a good idea to undergo any testing if you are feeling well (actually you said great!). Doing unnecessary testing frequently misleads doctors into areas which may be minor variations of normal anatomy. So doing a test then forces you to do more tests and generates a lot of unwanted anxiety. If you already have anxiety probelms, then it is even more important to do no further testing unles. ...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?

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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Right calf hurts when resting or walking. It's Not swollen, had a doppler done all over my legs 3 mo ago. But im worry that its a blood clot this time?

Right calf hurts when resting or walking. It's Not swollen, had a doppler done all over my legs 3 mo ago. But im worry that its a blood clot this time?

Risk factors?: Do you have risk factors for a blood clots such as a sedentary lifestyle, recent travel, family history of a blood clot, or cancer? If so, then I would be more concerned about you having another blood clot and it would be reasonable to get another doppler. If you have a low chance of having a blood clot, then your Physician could get a blood test to see if you are likely of having a blood clot. ...Read more

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Had a lot of tests recently 8 ecgs ct scan of chest full blood work dopplers of both legs im just convinced im going to die I suffer aniexty but nothign is reasuring me im petrified iv seeked help but none availble for 2 weeks am I likely to die?

Had a lot of tests recently 8 ecgs ct scan of chest full blood work dopplers of both legs im just convinced im going to die I suffer aniexty but nothign is reasuring me im petrified iv seeked help but none availble for 2 weeks am I likely to die?

Reasonable but...: Some hovering concern about health and life now and in the future is quite normal as long as not being overrun by obsession to incapacitate daily living to fulfill a desirable vibrant active life. To ease and control unwanted overrunning anxiety, please peruse articles in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html, http://formefirst. Com/LifeFacts1.html, http://formefirst. Com/LifeFacts3.html, etc. ...Read more

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Can you see veins on color doppler during breast ultrasound? I saw it on u/s image and asked and dr said normal, blood vessels in breast? Nursing too

Yes: A color doppler does show blood flow and does show arteries and veins. Since arteries and veins tend to have blood flowing in opposite directions, the color doppler will show this as a red or blue signal. The breast normally does have arteries and veins within it and these will increase during pregnancy and breast feeding. Your doctor was right. ...Read more

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38 was preg, R foot pitting edema, doppler neg for DVT, but sluggish blood flow of popliteal vein. Concerned that DVT was missed, scared of dev a PE!

38 was preg, R foot pitting edema, doppler neg for DVT, but sluggish blood flow of popliteal vein. Concerned that DVT was missed, scared of dev a PE!

Possiblity: Sluggish blood flow can be caused by your pregnancy also. Your uterus pushes against your inferior vena cava which is the main blood vessel that drains blood to the heart. If you are not having shortness of breathe and or chest pains, it is less likely you have a PE. Dopplers are quite accurate in detecting DVTs. ...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