A Doppler ultrasound is a diagnostic test that measures the amount of blood flow through the arteries and veins with the help of high-frequency sound waves. It is used to diagnose conditions like deep vein thrombosis (DVT), superficial thrombophlebitis, arteriosclerosis, thromboangiitis obliterans, and vascular tumors.
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I suffer from burning and cutting pain inside my penis whenever I masturbate. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor,I have been addicted to the habit of masturbation for 20 years. In the last two years, I used to masturbate daily. When masturbating, I felt something cut off the bundles inside my penis nerves and a lot of burning and pain inside the penis. Initially, I thought it might be a urinary tract... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to Icliniq.com. You may have sustained some nerve and blood vessel injury during masturbation. The problem with nerve injuries is that they do not heal completely. Another possibility is due to repeated masturbation. You could have developed a thickening of the tissues in the penis whi... Read Full »
Why has my father suddenly become speechless?
Query: Hello doctor, My father aged 67 years old suddenly got speechless. When he woke up in the morning we went to throat specialist but there is no problem with the throat. We got CT scan of the brain done. Then we had referred to the neurologist. He then immediately admitted to the hospital and the tre... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your father's symptoms are compatible with a stroke. Coming to this point I would recommend performing a Doppler ultrasound of the carotid arteries to investigate for possible narrowing. It could be due to atherosclerosis. It is also important consulting with a speec... Read Full »
I am suffering from ED. Is it due to BP drugs?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a doctor practicing in a rural area and aged 55 years. I am having high blood pressure for last seven years. My blood pressure was 180/100 mmHg before treatment and now I am on Telmisartan H 40 mg once daily. My BP fluctuates between 128 and 135 systolic to 85 and 90 diastolic. I do ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your ED (erectile dysfunction), definitely your age can be a factor. But, if ED developed suddenly, then this could be caused by anxiety. It is one of the most important causes of ED. Yes, some ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers) can cause ED as a ... Read Full »
What can cause on and off tingling in arms and legs?
Query: Hi doctor, About two and a half months ago, I was at work with one leg tucked under the other in a computer chair. When I got up to use the restroom, I noticed tingling in my lower leg and developed drop foot as a result. My first visit was to a podiatrist and he suggested me to visit a neurologist.... Read Full »
Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your complaints and first of all I should compliment you for having patiently written a thorough history of events. Let us analyze your problems You have tingling in all four limbs and weakness in all four limbs. That is upper limbs and lower limbs on both ... Read Full »
What is peripheral artery disease?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old female. I have never smoked. I am not overweight and I do not have diabetes. I have been having some left leg issues. It started six months back. I started limping because my left calf, ankle and groin were hurting. My emergency Doppler venous ultrasound was clear. I ha... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, I understand that the first time you had a problem with your left leg was due to a sprain (talofibular ligament) around the ankle and it got resolved. I suspect the same problem or something similar is causing you the pain again. It is highly un... Read Full »
I have had a swelling recurring on the right testicle for four years. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 16 year old, I have a reoccurring swollen right testicle since I was about 12 years old. Whenever my right testicle swells up, I feel a tension in my lower abdomen, and it becomes difficult to perform any physical activities. Whenever my testicle is not swollen, it feels as if ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, the enlarged testicle could be due to only three possibilities which are. Congenital hydrocele Epididymo-orchitis. Varicocele. Recurrent nature and spontaneous disappearance are very classical of congenital hydrocele. When you visited ... Read Full »
Is orchiectomy necessary for testis torsion?
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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 eva... Read Full »
I am 38 weeks pregnant, and I am worried about my ultrasound report. Please suggest.
Query: Hello doctor, I am 38 weeks pregnant. According to a color Doppler scan, it was mentioned as a single loose loop of umbilical cord noted around the fetal neck. The estimated fetal weight is 3229 g. The EDD is towards the end of this month. I wanted to ask if there are any problems and kindly mentio... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the other sonography is normal, then you should not worry about it. Wait up to the expected delivery date. If pain starts before that, then let the delivery happen. Just have to monitor fetal heart rate throughout the labor. If at any stage heart rate goes down and u... Read Full »
What causes sudden dizzy episodes that last few seconds?
Query: Hello doctor, This query is about my mother. She is 57 years old. She has these dizzy episodes since last two to two and a half years. They are very short most of the time, lasting for a maximum of few seconds. It happens most of the time when she gets up from the bed or changes position on bed. She... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your question and would explain that your mother symptoms seem to be related to an inner ear disorder. There is nothing to worry about, as her situation improved with Zevert and Vertin once. For this reason, I would recommend starting again Zevert (Betahistine)... Read Full »
Please explain the Doppler report and suggest which specialty doctor we need to consult.
Query: Hello doctor,My mother-in-law has knee pain for almost three years. Earlier, the pain was mild, and she was taking anti-inflammatory and pain killers under orthopedics care. Now, her pain is quite severe, and the pain killer does not provide any relief. We had Doppler study for her legs, and I have ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have viewed the prescription and the right lower limb arterial and venous Doppler scan reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The prescription mentions medications and injection given for severe pain and discomfort. The arterial Doppler for right... Read Full »