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Is aspirin a valid treatment for Lipodermatosclerosis?
Venous Reflux Exams - 4 months ago
A dermatologist diagnosed my 79 yr old mom with Lipodermatosclerosis and recommended she see her primary care physician. He told her only to take aspirin and elevate her legs 3 times a day for 15 minutes each time. Should I be concerned about this?
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I've been diagnosed with meralgia paresthetica, could chronic DVT cause this?
Venous Reflux Exams - 8 months ago
A venous return exam discovered that I have two chronic DVTs in my common femoral and iliac veins (right side). I have had many cath's and, more recently, stenting of left common iliac vein. Now, I've been dx with meralgia paresthetica on the right side. Could chronic dvt cause this?
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My wife's ultrasounds are inconsistent, what should we do?
Venous Reflux Exams - 8 months ago
My wife has had multiple ultrasounds. One ultrasound tech found a bad perforator at 5mm, but they wanted to do open surgery. Another ultrasound tech from the Dr she wanted to use who does laser and RF could not find the perorator. What to do?
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Can a L4-5, L5-S1 injury restrict the blood flow in my left leg? Is there treatment to fix this?
Venous Reflux Exams - 9 months ago
Can a L4-5, L5-S1 injury restrict the blood flow in my left leg? When I received an injection in my hip for the inflammation associated with my back, the blood flow started to backup in my lower leg. Is there treatment to fix this? There is reflux present within the left common femoral vein.
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Does consuming caffeine cause less venous reflux to be found on an ultrasound?
Venous Reflux Exams - 11 months ago
Hello, I am interested in radiofrequency ablation of my greater saphenous veins. Last month an ultrasound showed continuous reflux at both greater saphenous junctions. I had no caffeine that day. I had another ultrasound today (after having 4 cups of coffee), and there was no reflux! Can consuming caffeine change the results of a person's reflux exam?
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Are venous reflux ultrasounds more accurate if performed while standing up? Is venous color duplex ultrasound diff from venous reflux ultrasound?
Venous Reflux Exams - 11 months ago
All of my ultrasounds have been done while lying down. I am concerned that the test results may not be as accurate because of that. Can you clarify whether it is best to have a venous reflux exam performed when lying down or standing?
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Should I be concerned about the findings of my venous reflux exam?
Venous Reflux Exams - 12 months ago
I had a venous reflux study, which found an area of reflux, obstruction with collaterals via epigastric veins. The doctor says there is nothing to worry about, but I have pain at night. Hx of chronic dvt x 2, stent in left CIV. I thought any reflux was of concern. Should I be worried? Any insight you can provide is appreciated.
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Is treatment possible if I have venous reflux and chronic DVT?
Venous Reflux Exams - 1 year ago
I have been diagnosed with reflux; it was confirmed by in-office Doppler/Duplex ultrasound. The findings show chronic deep vein thrombosis in my right leg, common femoral and external iliac vein. I'm having significant leg pain at night. Is treatment possible given chronic clot status? Stent?
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Can you help me understand my venous reflux exam?
Venous Reflux Exams - 1 year ago
Just got reflux report back. 7000 ml of fluid in left leg only. Have dr apt next week. Can someone tell me what this would be? Swelling and pain in left leg.
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Can a leaking leg vein cause me to have irregular periods and affect my fertility?
Venous Reflux Exams - 1 year ago
For 4 years I've had swelling & pain in my left leg & lower back. I had a venous reflux text which showed that there is leakage in my leg. Around the same time I started having irregular periods and have been unable to get pregnant. Could the 2 be related? I have yet to have a subsequent appointment with the doctor.
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Why is a duplex ultrasound necessary before vein treatment?
Venous Reflux Exams - 1 year ago
An in-office hand-held Doppler ultrasound found bilateral venous reflux. Despite wearing compression stockings, I have significant pain each night after work (sitting, standing for long periods). Why is a duplex ultrasound essential before any treatment? Thank you.
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Why would my greater saphenous vein and the veins in the back of my thighs bulge if my ultrasound was normal and no reflux was found?
Venous Reflux Exams - 1 year ago
I am thin and have had prominent calf veins for years without pain. I began working out and now my greater saphenous vein and the veins in the back of my thighs bulge. I have pain in my legs that I feel is due to these veins. My ultrasound was normal and no reflux was found. What's going on?
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Is it common to have an exam that show deep vein reflux but no superficial varicose veins or swelling?
Venous Reflux Exams - 1 year ago
Having had two separate exams done, one showed deep vein reflux and one showed nothing. I have no superficial varicose veins and no swelling, but do have pain in my legs and burning in my feet on and off. Any suggestions in terms of the next steps I should take? I am confused. Thx.
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Can I file an appeal if my insurance company refuses to cover my vein surgery?
Venous Reflux Exams - 1 year ago
I pay $1,000 a month for my insurance policy with BCBS, yet they will not cover ANY of my vein issues. I am in terrible pain all the time, my knee and calf are very swollen and it's affecting my walk. I have been diagnosed with venous reflux. Can I appeal the insurance company's decision? If so, how do I do that?
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Does a venous Doppler exam also check for arterial dieseases?
Venous Reflux Exams - 1 year ago
I know there is vein disease and arterial diseases that can cause leg pain. When someone has a duplex ultrasound done are the arteries and veins both checked for issues?
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My ultrasound showed no reflux, so why am I experiencing a lot of pain?
Venous Reflux Exams - 1 year ago
Compression stockings seem to help some, but there are days where I am not sure. I have classic vein symptoms, such as pain in the calves and the back of the upper thigh. However, after a duplex ultrasound at Mayo Clinic, no reflux was found. I was in a standing position during the exam. If no reflux was found, should I be experiencing so much pain? I have to sit down and elevate my legs constantly, as it's hard to stand up.
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Shouldn't I be able to see varicose veins on the surface of my leg?
Venous Reflux Exams - 1 year ago
If I have varicose veins that can be treated, shouldn't I be able to see them on the surface of my leg? Or, can you have refluxing veins that aren't obvious to the eye?
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Can very mild reflux cause lots of pain in the legs?
Venous Reflux Exams - 1 year ago
I've had two separate venous ultrasounds done at two different clinics. Neither showed much reflux, yet symptoms still persist. Can very mild reflux cause lots of pain in legs or is this typically only seen in people with a more significant amount of reflux? Are there other problems that could be causing symptoms similar to vascular/vein issues?
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Is it common for two specialists to see two different things in an ultrasound?
Venous Reflux Exams - 1 year ago
I had an ultrasound done and was told I have deep vein reflux, but when I went to Mayo they found nothing other than a small superficial vein. I have leg pain in my calves, shins and upper legs. There is no swelling, but there is mild leg discoloration. Is it common for an interventional radiologist and a vascular doctor to see two different things in an ultrasound? Any suggestions as to what my condition may be?
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Is a MRI contrast safe when you have reflux in the femoral deep vein?
Venous Reflux Exams - 1 year ago
I have had swelling above the knee for 3 months. An ultrasound found no deep vein thrombosis (DVT), just reflux in the femoral deep vein. The doctor told me to have a MRI of the left leg with contrast, but I read that the dye can cause clotting. What are the risks of doing a MRI contrast when you have reflux in the femoral deep vein? Is the MRI safe?
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