Venous Reflux Exams Questions
Can Duplex ultrasound yield false positive results?
Venous Reflux Exams - 8 months ago3 answers
27 y/o male. Went for duplex ultrasound; it showed right leg GSV 1.9ms reflux (3.3mm diameter) proximal calf and 0.6ms in distal calf. Mid-calf was normal. Left leg GSV normal. Prox calf GSV diameter 2.5mm. Reflux was noted in CF and SF deep veins in left thigh but no times given. Right Pop vein reflux noted yet no reflux time given. Went to vascular surgeon and tech read Doppler saying unsure why they said reflux when I'm seeing pulse-like wave forms. This isn't reflux. False positive possible?
What does the duration of deep venous reflux indicate? Would anyone be able to explain it for me in slightly more common terms?
Venous Reflux Exams - 2 years ago4 answers
I was recently diagnosed with venous insufficiency of the deep veins at 27. My doctor said that I have a two second delay in my left leg and nearly one second delay in my right leg. My diagnosis was brought about because of swelling/aching throughout the day, accompanied by feelings of heaviness and restlessness. I understand what venous insufficiency is, but I'm having a bit of trouble placing the word "delay". Also, are there any studious or statistics regarding patients in their twenties?
Is aspirin a valid treatment for Lipodermatosclerosis?
Venous Reflux Exams - 2 years ago5 answers
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?
My wife's ultrasounds are inconsistent, what should we do?
Venous Reflux Exams - 3 years ago8 answers
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?
Does consuming caffeine cause less venous reflux to be found on an ultrasound?
Venous Reflux Exams - 3 years ago6 answers
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?
Should I be concerned about the findings of my venous reflux exam?
Venous Reflux Exams - 3 years ago2 answers
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.
Is treatment possible if I have venous reflux and chronic DVT?
Venous Reflux Exams - 3 years ago3 answers
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?
Can a leaking leg vein cause me to have irregular periods and affect my fertility?
Venous Reflux Exams - 3 years ago5 answers
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.
Why is a duplex ultrasound necessary before vein treatment?
Venous Reflux Exams - 3 years ago7 answers
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.
Can I file an appeal if my insurance company refuses to cover my vein surgery?
Venous Reflux Exams - 4 years ago8 answers
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?