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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

Neoplasms (Definition)

"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


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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.

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.

Four Eyes to See.: Referring patients to other specialists is common the medicine and surgery. By doing this, both you and your physician can feel assured the most appropriate treatment plan will be agreed to. ...Read more

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Results of doppler test shows mild reduction of blood floe in left leg. Is this serious?

Results of doppler test shows mild reduction of blood floe in left leg. Is this serious?

Depends: Depends on the degree. Would consult with your doctor if significant you will be referred to a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Would a tumor in the leg (femur) muscle of a nine year old show up on an xray?

Would a tumor in the leg (femur) muscle of a nine year old show up on an xray?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Can be small: It can be very small and still cause symptoms if it is in the right location. CT without contrast might or might not show anything. Best imaging test is MRI with contrast. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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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

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

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What happens when a leg tumor is found to be malignant?

Tumors of: The extremity can be in the bone or soft tissue. These are life threats. W/u for metastasis to lung, then principle is 1. Save life; 2. Save limb; 3. Save function of limb; make it look as best as normal that you can. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when a removed leg tumor is found to be malignant?

Depends: Where in the leg? (bone, muscle, cartilage, skin) what kind? (sarcoma of bone or soft tissue, squamous or basal cell cancer of the skin, melanoma) how advanced? Can't answer without more info. Good luck nonetheless. ...Read more

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Could a doppler ultrasound damage leg?

Could a doppler ultrasound damage leg?

Not likely.: May need follow up scan if still symptomatic. ...Read more

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How does a Tumor affect your leg?

How does a Tumor affect your leg?

Depends: It depends on wha kind of tumor you are talking about. If you are talking about primary tumors of the leg bones, they usually cause pain, lump and limping that worsen with time. ...Read more

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I had a tumor removed from my leg they never removed the extra tissue which grew around it what can I do?

I had a tumor removed from my leg they never removed the extra tissue which grew around it what can I do?

Discuss with MD: I would discuss this with your surgeon to make sure it is not a recurrence. If it is a "dog ear", it may require scar revision. ...Read more

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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?

Possible, not likely: It depends on tumor type, size and location.
Leg pain (radiculopathy) from the back comes from the same side as the lesion.
A tumor that has encroached upon the spine can cause opposite side pain if it has crossed the midline. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can x-Rays detect tumors in your leg muscle?

Can x-Rays detect tumors in your leg muscle?

Yes: 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

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What are the signs of blood clots in the legs on doppler?

What are the signs of blood clots in the legs on doppler?

Abnormal flow: And material in the veins. See radiologyinfo. Org. ...Read more

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I had a sarcoma tumor removed from my left leg 8 months ago and I still have pain why is that?

I had a sarcoma tumor removed from my left leg 8 months ago and I still have pain why is that?

Depends: There are many factors that could be causing pain, including but not limited to where the tumor was, how much was removed, postoperative course, radiation therapy if any, rehab care, and many others. Only your physician can reasonably comment further. ...Read more

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It's been a week since my husband had his testicular tumor removed from left, why is his worst pain in his left leg?

It's been a week since my husband had his testicular tumor removed from left, why is his worst pain in his left leg?

Depends: Depends on the exact distribution of pain, whether it is "referred", whether there is associated leg weakness, numbness/tingling, etc. Best bet is to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Why do brain tumors cause arm and leg tingling?

Why do brain tumors cause arm and leg tingling?

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