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My test become hard after doppler ultrasound test found, epididymitis infection it having 8 month or more but hardness remains same. Give some suggest?

My test become hard after doppler ultrasound test found, epididymitis infection it having 8 month or more but hardness remains same. Give some suggest?

Recheck: Recommend you again visit your urologist for another exam. If needed, ultrasound can be repeated. Persistent scrotal "hardness" is not common after treatment of bacterial epididymitis. Testicular cancer and uncommon infections, such as tuberculosis, need to considered. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

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


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Hi dr i just got back my penile doppler ultrasound results..It shows normal..My hormone tests is also normal..Should i opt for penile arteriography?

Hi dr i just got back my penile doppler ultrasound results..It shows normal..My hormone tests is also normal..Should i opt for penile arteriography?

What does ur doc say: You don't mention that your doctor feels you need any further tests. People can get preoccupied about their genitals which may be a psychological problem. If there is erectile dysfunction with or without a treatable physical condition, medication such as viagra (sildenafil) or Cialis can be helpful. Psychotherapy may be helpful for any underlying psychological issues. ...Read more

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Is doppler ultrasound only way to tell if u have hood circulation in fingers and hands. If not what other tests does vascular surgeon do?

Is doppler ultrasound only way to tell if u have hood circulation in fingers and hands. If not what other tests does vascular surgeon do?

Exam, is one: And this may include tests to occlude and release blood vessels such as allen's test, measuring pulse pressure in the fingers/wrist/ arm and comparing, assessing turgor and refill, and many other exam findings. Advanced studies include imaging ultrasound, mra, angiograms and tests that challenge circulation with cold or drugs. ...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?

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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How much does it cost to have a doppler ultrasound?

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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Doppler ultrasound safe for fetus?

Doppler ultrasound safe for fetus?

Doppler ultrasound: A doppler ultrasound is used to measure flow. It uses sound waves and doesn't hurt the fetus at all. ...Read more

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Is there something they will give me for anxiety when i'm doing the doppler ultrasound?

Is there something they will give me for anxiety when i'm doing the doppler ultrasound?

Not necessary: A doppler ultrasound is a painless exam. There should be no need for an anxiolytic medication. If you have a condition that will cause you to have undue anxiety for an ultrasound exam, you should discuss it with your physician so that proper measures can be taken, and medication prescribed in the rare event that it is needed. ...Read more

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Ultrasound Test (Definition)

Ultrasound is a noninvasive test that uses soundwaves to make pictures of the body. Ultrasound does not use radiation. A sonographer or ultrasound technologist uses a handheld transducer to "see" the area of interest. He/she takes pictures, which are interpreted by a radiologist. Ultrasound is widely used and is especially well-suited for pregnancies, gallbladder disease, ...Read more