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Doppler Ultrasound Exam Of An Arm Or Leg
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
An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
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
How accurate is doppler ultrasound for blood clots in leg? Had test done came back negative still having pain in leg no swelling
Doppler and Legs: Very accurate. There are a million other reasons for pain. Why do you think you have a dvt? ...Read more
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?
I have been having pain in my right leg. It hurts in my hip and in my calf. I had a Doppler ultrasound which was ok. Could this still be a DVT?
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