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Would Leg Venous Doppler Show Tumor
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
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
Doppler showed a complex cyst in calf. Orthopedist referred me to an oncologist. Is he suspecting a tumor? Only sx is pain in calf while walking.
Depends: Depends on the degree. Would consult with your doctor if significant you will be referred to a vascular surgeon. ...Read more
Can x-Rays detect if you have tumors in your leg muscle? One doctor that I asked said usually not, cuz it usually just shows the bone?
Helpful: If a tumor is palpated in the leg, frequently a routine x ray will provide some dimentions and whether bone is compromised. An MRI will give far more detail an the nature of the tumor composition and extent of the growth pattern. When I find a large lesion, probably sarcoma, I have an angiogram performed and if tumor very vascular, prior to surgery, tumor vessels are embolized. ...Read more
I noticed my left lower limb is swollen. After a few days other leg got swollen. Doppler study shows that bilateral subcutaneous leg edema noted. Why?
Could: Be many reasons, kidney function needs checking, salt intake should be limited, venous status needs addressing and cardiac functions. See a doctor to review your medical status ...Read more
Yes: Presence of a soft tissue sarcoma of leg or extremity in a young child presents as a well defined mass. These arise from supportive structures such as fibrous tissue, fat, vessel and nerve. Malignant tumors here are well known i.e. fibrous tumors ie fibrosarcoma, dermatofibrosarcoma or fibroblastic lesions. Also lipoSa and malignant schwannoma. X ray can show tumor but MRI or CAT better. ...Read more
Is it possible to rule out DVT in calf with venous doppler when technician only checked upper leg thigh area?
No: It can't rule out calf vein DVT ...Read more
What are causes of daily leg pain beginning behind both knees and shooting up and down both legs? Had a doppler of legs that didn't show anything.
Maybe back issue: If doppler negative (arterial and venous - should have had both) then most likely source is you back. ...Read more
I have had a DVT in right leg 1yr. Ago diag w/ factor 5 laiden.3 days now with pain in upper right calf, ER ddimer 6 doppler shows good flow?
Reassuring: Given history of factor v leiden and prior dvt, it is important to take leg pains seriously. Ultrasound with doppler is very good at detecting even small blood clots in the calf and thigh. Given your lab and doppler findings, doubtful your pain is coming from a new dvt. The symptoms may be musculoskeletal or could possibly be related to superficial veins (though they should have checked on us). ...Read more
How big does a tumor in cerebellum have to be for it to cause someone to have weak legs and off balance? Would something show on CT scan without dye?
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
Can an ultrasound show a tumor of muscle? I have had major back, neck pain and pain in both legs also in right breast. I have found a large knot in my back on left side below shoulder blade at times I have felt short of breath. I had an ultrasound today t
Unless: Unless you are experienced reading ultrasounds, wait for the radiologist to review and interpret it for you. ...Read more
Mum, 64, has vascular ulcer for 5 yrs on left inner ankle. Venous doppler says incompetent perforations above ulcer. Adviced injection. Will it work?
Treatment: Of the incompetent perforator veins will help. ...Read more
I've vericose veins & adv to have doppler venous bilateral lower limb. What for its adviced? With vv can I brisk walk for abt 1km daily to lose wt? Thx
Depends: You can walk and it would bs helpful if your varicoaw. Veina bother you. A dopple. Is the first Step in dwcidong treatment however if they are not bothersome then. Support stockings may be all you. Need for. Now No reason. For. Doppler. Unless you are. Considering treatment of ths veins ...Read more
Does a MRI of the lumbar spine show any part of the hip or pelvis? I had an MRI of my knee last week and it shows and "incidental" finding of a tumor in my femur. I have been having decreased rom and pain of my right hip and knee for about 3 months. Hist
Lumbar MRI: To answer your question, no. Lumbar MRI will show from the lower thoracic spine (t10 or so) down to the sacrum and sacroiliac joints. This view window does not expand out far enough to see the hip joints at all. You would need a hip specific mri. Use of contrast on MRI may be useful to determine vascularity of "tumor" and whether further study is warranted. For sure, follow up with your doc. ...Read more
I had a tumor removed from my leg they never removed the extra tissue which grew around it what can I do?
Lets say I have a tumor on the left side of my back near the spine can it cause pain down the back of my right leg?
I have an tumor like soft mass in my lower long leg of about 1 inch dia. This is I feel from about 40 years. But now I feel pain while walking?
Benign tumor: Tumor of lower leg that has not grown or showed signs of malignancy such as metastasis are usually benign. They become of concern when reaching 5-10 cm. In size when nodal lesions noted but rare when pain noted especially on walking. Must rule out some form of claudication unless pain directly related to pressure on lesion. ...Read more
The value of x rays in leg tumors is to define the extent of the lesion, and proximity to vital structures such as nerves and blood vessels as well as underlying periosteum of bone.
Usually CAT or MRI will provide the needed information. On occasion we use angiogram of the femoral vessels to determine extent of vascularity for resection or whether chemoembolization will improve results. ...Read more
Abnormal flow: And material in the veins. See radiologyinfo. Org. ...Read more
It's been a week since my husband had his testicular tumor removed from left, why is his worst pain in his left leg?
Tumor size of a dime removed from my leg a yr ago. Now there is a black dot at edge where there's a scar looks like a hairfollicle leekin clr fluid?
Needs to be checked.:
A pigmented mole which grows back and drains fluid is concerning enough to warrant prompt attention. This needs to be seen by your physician or dermatologist promptly.
Be well! ...Read more
Brain tumors: Brain tumor type, size, and location are responsible for the clinical symptoms and objective neurological signs. Tumors located in the sensory cortex of the brain can irritate the underlying cortex or grey matter and cause tingling. See your neurosurgeon to discuss the ongoing symptoms. ...Read more
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