Arterial Doppler is a diagnostic test done to study the movement of blood in the arteries. They use high-frequency radiations to form the images of blood vessels. Conditions like arteriosclerosis, vascular tumors, etc., are diagnosed with the arterial Doppler method.
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Query: Hello doctor, There is a complaint of severe pain in both the legs of my wife who is 14 weeks pregnant. She is unable to sleep due to the pain. All ANC checks and blood tests are fine. This is the second pregnancy. She has complaints of a lot of pain in her legs on both sides, more on the right leg... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To tell you the truth, I need more information or examine the patient to come to an accurate diagnosis. Differential diagnosis includes vascular problems for which we can consider a venous or arterial Doppler. The probable diagnosis is a pregnancy-related lumbar ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, One of my family members has been diagnosed with temporal arteritis. She has had a history of focal, temporal headaches for three days. There is no history of neuro deficits, visual changes, and no jaw claudication. During her routine bloodwork, ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) was... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Before starting an old patient on high-dose steroids with significant side effects, one simple investigation that may help is arterial doppler, if the patient can do it. The one problem with temporal arteritis is it ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I want to know about the penile color doppler of the cavernosal arteries in erectile dysfunction. The color Doppler of cavernosal arteries was done after the intracavernosal injection of 0.8 ml of Papaverine (30 mg/ml) into the right corpus cavernosum. The initial diameter of the cave... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Often, the color doppler of cavernosal arteries gives an erroneous result if there is a lack of psychological stimulation. Hence many laboratories use erotic visual stimulation. Having said this, a PSV (peak systolic velocity) of 30 cm/sec is considered normal, but 25 ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I feel like there is reduced blood flow to my hand. When I place my hand downwards, I can feel the blood flowing into my hand. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Confirming the finding of a reduced blood flow to the hand is done by a simple test. Just press the tip of the finger and when you release the pressure, the color of the finger should return to normal in less than three seconds. You can get an arterial Doppler of the... Read Full »