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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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Is it possible to detect a tumor via a Doppler ultrasound in the leg?

Is it possible to detect a tumor via a Doppler ultrasound in the leg?

Yes: most of the lesions in the leg are primary sarcomas. There are very few metastatic lesions other than those spreading to groin nodes. Sarcomas grow as masses and can easily be palpated. If the lesion is deep to skin and begins growing, it spreads the overlying tissue over it so that the margins of the growing lesion may not be clear. Here a Doppler should easily identity its true margins. ...Read more

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It is safe to remove normal blue veins on legs. I have lots you can see the network. I have had a Doppler ultrasound and apparently do not have reflux?

Answer: I my medical experience the best treatment for vericosevceins is laser treatment. There are other treatments but the laser seems to work the best and leaves no scaring in my experience care back is the expense ...Read more

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What's doppler ultrasound exams are done on the fetus or placenta?

What's doppler ultrasound exams are done on the fetus or placenta?

Check blood flow: The doppler exam is using ultrasound to asses the blood flow to the baby or placenta. It is a tool for assessing the health of the baby and monitoring the effects of certain problems such as diabetes or hypertension. ...Read more

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How much does it cost to have a doppler ultrasound?

Costs vary: I don't know what you are having a doppler ultrasound of but, in general, you can call and get prices from hospital and imaging centers in the area in which you live. ...Read more

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What is color doppler ultrasound value in ob?

What is color doppler ultrasound value in ob?

OB sono: Color doppler in sonogram is used to check the venous and arterial blood flow to any organ.In obstetrics it is generally to check the blood flow to the fetus and placenta.In the anatomical survey it checks for the baby's heart to rule out abnormalities. ...Read more