- May 27, 2018
- United States
I agree with Jamie but be aware that they need to order the right test. I saw my cardiologist (routine) and ask him to check out my varicose veins. He ordered a Lower extremity doppler ultrasound. Wrong test! When I got there, it was a 30 min test that checks for DVT's and edema. That was a waste of my time and money!!! The tech said the varicose vein test takes 2 hrs./and hour on each leg. I told my cardiologist's office I still would like to have that done before the end of the year but ONLY when I have 2 hrs to kill!Jamie said:Another suggestion for you since you report that your legs tire easily when you are exercising is to talk with a vascular specialist about the possibility of having an ultrasound study done of your lower extremities. It normally would depend on whether you had other health issues (cardiac problems, high cholesterol or diabetes) whether this could be a problem.
The test that was done showed no DVT's but edema around the outside of my knee where I feel the swelling and pressure/uncomfortableness. I still think there may be an issue with my patella button but the OS says no! (The PA said yes/maybe).
@Jamie, would and MRI or a CT scan give more info on a loose patella button? If it was loose, is it as major to repair a loose patella button?
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