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Color Doppler

Color Doppler ultrasound images the blood flow using ultrasound waves. They show the speed and direction of blood. These are utilized in conditions like deep vein thrombosis, heart problems, pregnancy (to check for blood flow in mother and fetus), stroke, blood vessel injury, peripheral arterial disease, and after surgery to check for blood flow. It recognizes if there is any blockage or decrease in the speed of blood flow.

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Please review my penile color Doppler report.

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 »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

I have untreated left testis torsion. Is orchiectomy needed?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in need of your help. I had torsion in the left testis; however, it cannot be treated within the time. Now, 12-15 days has already passed. The doctor has suggested for orchiectomy (removal of the left testis) and fixing of right testis. Is orchiectomy necessary? What are the other th...  Read Full »

Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The need of orchidectomy can be discussed, but the need of right side fixation that is, orchidopexy is compulsory to avoid mishap on the other side also. One testis is enough for sexual characters and to bear a child. In the same sitting, both testes can be evaluated. If...  Read Full »

Do mild venous incompetence in penis require any treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from erectile dysfunction. I had a few tests recently. I had a blood test to check male hormone profile and the result is as follows. Testosterone 1.77 ng/mL (range 2.70-10.20 ng/mL), FSH 3.78 mlU/mL (range 1.7-12.0 mlU/mL), LH 3.24 mlU/mL (range 2.0-12.0 mlU/mL) and TSH...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern and would like to tell you that though there is problem, but that can be corrected. There is no need to worry. Your testosterone is low and this could be the reason for low sex drive. This can be treated by testosterone injection by a good...  Read Full »

I have attached the images of the pelvis sonography test. Kindly interpret the results.

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached my pelvis sonography images here and need to know the interpretations. Can you please guide me?  Read Full »

Dr. Ruchi Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through the ultrasound images you provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and made the following observations. Your uterus appears bulky in size. On the color flow doppler sonography, the anterior myometrium (uterine muscular tissue) i...  Read Full »

Can masturbation be the cause for my left testicular discomfort for the past five to six years?

Query: Hi doctor, I have felt a little discomfort on my left testicle for about five to six years now. It is not a pain, more of a discomfort. Three years ago, I did an ultrasound on it, and everything was normal. This discomfort comes and goes. Usually, it goes off for about five to six months, and then ...  Read Full »

Dr. Praveen Pushkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I hope you have done an ultrasound with color Doppler and ruled out varicocele. It could be because of mild inflammation in the testis, which sometimes got aggravated while touching it. Try to wear scrotal support most of the time, especially when you are in an uprig...  Read Full »

My father has a wound in his leg with cellulitis. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, My father got a wound in his leg in a small accident. He is a diabetic and because of this reason, cellulitis has occurred in his leg. We took a treatment for that, but the treatment is somewhat doubtful to us. He is on Distaclor CD 375 and Debridase ointment. Please give us a suggestion.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. In evaluating his case, my recommendations would be that he should be admitted for a week and should be given injectable broad antibiotics according to his culture and sensitivity report. He would also require a color Doppler of his leg to rule o...  Read Full »

What should I do to help my painful, inflamed blood vessels in my left leg?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 77-year-old male. I exercise randomly. I have an inflamed blood vessel in my lower left leg that started hurting last night, about 20 hours ago. Such inflammation never occurred before. I took a picture of it in the mirror since otherwise, I cannot see it well. I can send it to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ahmad Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The picture you have shared seems to be varicose veins (attachment removed to protect patient identity). But as the leg is inflamed and painful and you also have a history of peripheral neuropathy, you need to get a color Doppler of your leg done so that if there is ...  Read Full »

I am 35 weeks pregnant with sudden fall in my MCA PI. What can be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old pregnant female. At my 35 weeks color doppler, the MCA PI is 1.38, which is below the 2.5th percentile. At my 33-week color doppler, the MCA PI was 2.55, around the 80th percentile. I am very concerned about the sudden fall in MCA PI. What do I need to do? I am very...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Be positive, and think positively. I have read your query and gone through your reports. The scan's conclusion that the sonologist gave us is a single intrauterine fetus corresponding 37 + weeks with a 3.1 kg weight and a regular doppler study with a cord loop aroun...  Read Full »

I am trying to have a baby. What can I do to increase sperm count?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34 years old. I have been trying for a baby for the past three months. Regarding my semen count, I have a few doubts. I do like to know if it is normal. If not, then how to improve it? After abstaining for one week, the semen sample was given. The result showed grayish white, alkali...  Read Full »

Dr. Talpe Ashwini Nanasaheb

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your semen analysis shows lots of dead sperm with low sperm count. It could be due to high blood sugars or some other pathology and that needs to be investigated. Please get the following tests done. TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone). 3 hours glucose tolerance test needs...  Read Full »

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