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Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...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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In deep venous thrombosis does size of the leg clot affect fatality?

In deep venous thrombosis does size of the leg clot affect fatality?

Clot affect fatality: Yes the size of the clot can affect fatality. A large clot is more likely to cause death. ...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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Pain and swelling of my foot. Is this typical of deep vein thrombosis?

Pain and swelling of my foot. Is this typical of deep vein thrombosis?

Dvt: It could be but other possibilities exist,trauma foot issue Pain may be the result of trauma and swelling can occur for many reasons ...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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Acute venu embolism and thrombosis of deep vessels of lower extremity alrady had stints in legs and 2 venaava filters now having severe leg pain?

Acute venu embolism and thrombosis of deep vessels of lower extremity alrady had stints in legs and 2 venaava filters now having severe leg pain?

Recurrent DVT: It sounds like you were taken off lifelong blood thinner medication. You should be back on it and wearing 30-40 mmhg compression stockings daily. You do not say if the filters were both removed or how long the present condition exists. Usually, interventional corrections are sucessful if within a 2 week period of dvt. See your vascular spacialist immediately as this is very serious. ...Read more

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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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What are the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis in the calves?

What are the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis in the calves?

Pain and swelling: The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling. However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained swelling with or without calf or thigh pain then a venous ultrasound would be indicated to look for a dvt. Sometimes even a ct scan or mrv is necessary. The bottom line is, if DVT is considered, then proper testing is required. ...Read more

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Would deep vein thrombosis cause pain when straightening leg out?

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Is possible: Typically, the pain of a DVT is there all of the time but is made worse with movement (straightening and bending). If you have leg pain and swelling, you should get it checked out. If you are worried about a dvt, you would be wise to get it checked out anyway--if for no other reason than peace of mind. ...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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What's the outcome of deep venous thrombosis?

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What's the outcome of deep venous thrombosis?

Another outcome: Could be nothing, could be a pulmonary embolism (from you can get pulmonary hypertension), could be post thrombotic syndrome. You can decrease you risk of getting post thrombotic syndrome by 50% if you wear 30-40 mm hg, knee high, graduated compression stockings for 2 years after having a dvt. ...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 two veins descend parallel in the lower leg to ankle?

What two veins descend parallel in the lower leg to ankle?

Veins : the greater saphenous and lesser saphenous veins. Greater saohenous along the medial side or inside - from the groin to the foot/ ankle and the lesser saphenous along the lateral or outside of the ankle. ...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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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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Foot and lower calf swelling w/fluid retention, blue surface and spider veins, red blotch here and there that follow lower veins?

Foot and lower calf swelling w/fluid retention, blue surface and spider veins, red blotch here and there that follow lower veins?

Discolored leg: You should see a physician immediately to have this evaluated. It will be very important to rule out venous thrombosis, which can be very serious. ...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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