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Left internal carotid artery is difficult to evalution in doppler study. What will be impact on health and what is cure for this. ?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Well, ....

Depending on why you even had the doppler done will answer the question.
That simply means anatomically, they may not have seen the carotid well on the study. If you and your Doctor have concerns about the patency of the Artery, then a dye study could be ordered to confirm this since the doppler was inadequate.

In brief: Well, ....

Depending on why you even had the doppler done will answer the question.
That simply means anatomically, they may not have seen the carotid well on the study. If you and your Doctor have concerns about the patency of the Artery, then a dye study could be ordered to confirm this since the doppler was inadequate.
Dr. John Munshower
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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Anything. From your description, it sounds more like a technical issue rather than a concerning anatomic issue with your carotid artery.
Before, I'd worry about anything make sure there something to actually worry about like a stenosis(narrowing) or clot.

In brief: Not necessarily

Anything. From your description, it sounds more like a technical issue rather than a concerning anatomic issue with your carotid artery.
Before, I'd worry about anything make sure there something to actually worry about like a stenosis(narrowing) or clot.
Dr. Stephen Southard
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Dr. Anita Prakash
Carotid artery intima used as surrogate marker to predict coronary artery disease. That is, if plaque in a carotid artery, then there is "atherosclerosis" noted in that vascular bed. Treatment of lipids, lifestyle changes would be warranted to mitigate progression and/or cause regression. In yr case cdnt be visualised, tech prob. More imp in yr case, why was it done? Risk assessment or bc of TIA?
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: There is no

health impact or cure.
It sounds like you have a large neck and/or your carotid artery does not take a straight course, making it technically difficult to evaluate on ultrasound. This does not imply your carotid is abnormal, it is simply a limitation of the ultrasound test. Next imaging test to check the carotids, not subject to these limitations, would be MRA or CTA.

In brief: There is no

health impact or cure.
It sounds like you have a large neck and/or your carotid artery does not take a straight course, making it technically difficult to evaluate on ultrasound. This does not imply your carotid is abnormal, it is simply a limitation of the ultrasound test. Next imaging test to check the carotids, not subject to these limitations, would be MRA or CTA.
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Cannot answer

Can't say in your case, but typically "difficult to evaluate" = "unable to visualize" or "incompletely seen" or "obscured.
" Report may state why,example: "due to motion artifact" which means the image is blurry because the patient moved during the test. It does not necessarily mean something is wrong, it just means that the part mentioned was not seen well enough to give an accurate description.

In brief: Cannot answer

Can't say in your case, but typically "difficult to evaluate" = "unable to visualize" or "incompletely seen" or "obscured.
" Report may state why,example: "due to motion artifact" which means the image is blurry because the patient moved during the test. It does not necessarily mean something is wrong, it just means that the part mentioned was not seen well enough to give an accurate description.
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