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Angiogram (Definition)

An angiogram is a picture of the inside of ones blood vessel (vein or artery) created by injecting a clear liquid (radiopaque dye) which appears to be white (or ...Read more


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Lower left leg has a rhythmic throb after walking just two blocks. ABI and arteriovenous ultrasound normal. Mild swelling posteriorly. Get angiogram?

Lower left leg has a rhythmic throb after walking just two blocks. ABI and arteriovenous ultrasound normal. Mild swelling posteriorly. Get angiogram?

No: ABI and arterial test are pretty accurate tests. If normal then angiogram should not be needed. Sometimes people can have chronic compartment syndrome. If this is persistent problem you should consider seeing an orthopedic surgeon.

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Hello I got my peripheral nerve damage doing an angiogram last month, but for a weem now I have being feeling a cold wet feeling going down leg?

Hello I got my peripheral nerve damage doing an angiogram last month, but for a weem now I have being feeling a cold wet feeling going down leg?

Time: There is no treatment for nerve damage except to wait for healing which can take a long time (depending on severity, up to a year). The issue is whether there is anything else going on - generally the symptoms would be pain and swelling. If you have those and they're worse, you should be re-evaluated for an av fistula or pseudoaneurysm.

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Is it typical for a venogram of the leg to be performed at the same time as an angiogram?

Vascular studies: It is not uncommon to do venous and arterial studies at the same time.

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I had an angiogram done about 1 1/2 week ago. On prenolol, aspirin & lipitor (atorvastatin). I have pain & tightness on right leg. Is this normal?

I had an angiogram done about 1 1/2 week ago. On prenolol, aspirin & lipitor (atorvastatin). I have pain & tightness on right leg. Is this normal?

No: The fact that you are on Lipitor (atorvastatin) implies that you have high lipids. That fact also implies that you may have vascular disease. You also might have muscle strain but vascular problem first needs to be ruled out. Have your family physician refer you to a vascular specialist.

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Feet become cold in 15 minutes of elevation. Left foot from toes to mid leg ice cold, Right just cold. ABI normal. Polycythemia Vera. Get Angiogram?

Feet become cold in 15 minutes of elevation. Left foot from toes to mid leg ice cold, Right just cold. ABI normal. Polycythemia Vera. Get Angiogram?

Cold Feet: Maybe;but you need to have a decent thorough physical examination and probable further non invasive including lab testing. How high are your blood counts? Avoid exposure to triggers, eliminate "constrictors"such as garments, smoke exposure, cocaine, OTC cold remedies etc. Talk to your physician.

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I had angiogram for brain done through my groin two weeks ago. Leg and stomach have huge black bruising and stomach is very firm and painful. Normal??

I had angiogram for brain done through my groin two weeks ago. Leg and stomach have huge black bruising and stomach is very firm and painful. Normal??

No: Consistent with excessive bleeding from the site of angiocatheter entry. Call the physician's office responsible for the procedure for recommendations or head to the ER to make sure there is no nerve compression by the blood pocket. Addressing any anticoagulation medication may be necessary. Another potential negative outcome is the formation of connection between the artery and nearby vein.

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I am 40 with unexplained lower extremity parapasesis. I cant move anything waist down. How much muscle loss/ nerve loss to expect.

I am 40 with unexplained lower extremity parapasesis. I cant move anything waist down. How much muscle loss/ nerve loss to expect.

Insufficient data: First of all, "paraparesis" MEANS lower extremity weakness. What does "unexplained" mean? That you can't explain it, or your doctors can't? Are you absolutely sure they didn't find a cause? Some patients just don't get it the first time around. - If the weakness is from the CNS (spinal cord), you'll get disuse atrophy. If PNS (lumbosacral plexus), you'll get neurogenic atrophy - much worse.

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What is bilateral lower extremity length dependent sensory polyneuropathy? And what causes it?

What is bilateral lower extremity length dependent sensory polyneuropathy? And what causes it?

BLELDSM made simple: In sensory polyneuropathy, sensory nerve fibers that carry info about temperature, touch, pain, & position are damaged & can't transmit signals. Length-dependent means limbs furthest away are 1st to be affected, as in both lower legs. Common causes include diabetes, nutrient deficiency, connective tissues disorders, infectious diseases, or toxins. Blood tests can rule out most of these causes.

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Can I bypass lower extremity with fasciotomy?

Can I bypass lower extremity with fasciotomy?

Sometimes: There are occasions where a vascular surgical bypass and fasciotomy are performed at the same time, vascular trauma, acute ischemic leg. There are occasions where bypass and fasciotomy are done separately. They are not the same procedure, so can not be used interchangeably. Fasciotomy allows the leg to swell with less risk for muscle and nerve damage, less risk for amputation. Be well.

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Causes of lower extremity swelling in someone who injects dilaudid in her thighs?

Causes of lower extremity swelling in someone who injects dilaudid in her thighs?

See a doctor: This may or may not be related to your injection of medication. Things to consider are a cellulitis (skin infection), blood clot in the deep veins of your leg, or just inflammation/clotting of the superficial veins in your leg. Please have yourself evaluated by a doctor asap.

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What type of lower extremity pain is associated with ovarian cancer?

What type of lower extremity pain is associated with ovarian cancer?

Not a common feature: Leg pain is not a usual feature of ovarian cancer. A person with ovarian cancer may develop deep vein thrombosis in the legs and have pain, but that is not common. Unfortunately ovarian cancers do not cause specific symptoms, at least not in early stages.

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Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more