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1255761 tn?1294681089

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hi im a 37 yr old female and i got a ultra sound done cuz i have a cyst in the back of my knee.....This is wat my report says,........Findings.......No edviendce of acute DVT in the right lower extremity , There is edvidence of chronic venous changes visualized in common femoral vein....wall thickening visualized in the femoral vein and pop;iteal vein.......

Incidental findings......there is edvidence of a Bakers cyst located in the rght medial popliteal fossa............

There is normal appearance and compression of the veiualized rght femoral vein, deep femoral vein, popiliteal vein, tibioperaneal trunk, peroneal and posterior tibial veins, normal augmentation and phasic flor present.........

Can u please tell me wat thiseans bout the vein not cyst and if it can affect the heart????? thanks
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367994 tn?1304953593
QUOTE:.......No edviendce of acute DVT in the right lower extremity , There is edvidence of chronic venous changes visualized in common femoral vein....wall thickening visualized in the femoral vein and pop;iteal vein.......
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DVT is deep vein thrombosis (blood clot), and that condition is ruled out.  Venus changes indicate there may be some remodeling of the vessel thickness..Some of the risk factors that can contribute to venous insufficiency are:

•Older age
•Varicose veins
•Previous deep vein thrombosis (blood clot)
•Family history (other members of the family suffer from the disorder)
•Obesity
•Inactivity
•Muscle weakness
•Pregnancy
•Injury to the legs
•Cancer

The return of blood from the peripheral vessels relies on vessels to pressure pump and valves that prevent back flow due to gravity.  If the vessel loses the ability to properly function some blood volume and pressures may cause varicose veins.  If the blood return to the heart is severely impeded, that can increase the blood voume and increased work for the heart.
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1255761 tn?1294681089
can i have a heart attatck??? i need my mind ease im scared
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367994 tn?1304953593
There is no evidence of clots (thrombosis), but if there were blood clots the risk of a heart attack or stroke would be probable.  You shouldn't be concerned.
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1255761 tn?1294681089
Wat does wall thickening visualized in the femoral vein and pop;iteal vein mean?? this is wat im concerned????
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367994 tn?1304953593
Vessel wall thickness indicates the vessels have a smaller diameter for blood to pass through.  The smaller diameter increases pressure within the vessel and if the vessel walls are weak there could develop varicose veins (bulging of a section of a vessel).
Varicose veins are prone to developing superficial thrombophlebitis, which is a blood clot along with inflammation of a segment of vein.

•Blood clots in the superficial veins are easy to detect and troublesome but are usually harmless. •You may feel an area of tenderness and pain in the varicose vein, along with redness and swelling. Sometimes such areas can represent infection within the vein, so it is a good idea to visit your health care provider if you should develop any of these symptoms.

Hope this helps.  Take care.

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1255761 tn?1294681089
Can wall thickness mean plaque in the vessels from cholsterol ???
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1255761 tn?1294681089
I meant to say wall thickness means build up from cholestral ??
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QUOTE: "I meant to say wall thickness means build up from cholestral ?? "

Yes, and leg pain develops because there is a narrowing or blockage in the main artery (femoral).  Over the years cholesterol and calcium build up inside the arteries. This occurs much earlier in people who smoke and those who have diabetes or high levels of cholesterol in the blood.

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1255761 tn?1294681089
Can I have a heart attack??? this is really scaring me does this take years??/ I have it in the leg does it mean the heart to??? wallthickening means that i have a blockage
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Is the femoral vein a artie ??
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367994 tn?1304953593
QUOTE: "Can I have a heart attack??? this is really scaring me does this take years??/ I have it in the leg does it mean the heart to??? wallthickening means that i have a blockage"

Recent studies that have done autopsies on young military individuals as a casuality of the war have shown there is some degree of coronary artery disease for younger individuals.  It is a slow process and the harmful effects may or may not ever be a problem.  Thickening vessel doesn't mean blocking... The femoral vessel is not an artery and vessels return blood to the heart to be oxygenated and arteries distribute oxygenated blood from the lungs.

You should talk to your doctor to be assured you are not overly vulnerable to a heart attack!  I don't have your medical history nor access to your medical history and treatment, etc. and  I can only give definitions and some etiology to the conditions you cite, and how, how not it applies to you is beyond the scope of any general definitions and expected results.  Actually, what is discussed is meant to give some insight for better communication with your doctor if you have concerns.

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I have wall thickening of the femoral and popliteal vein......so what does wall thickening mean? The reason y i got this ultrasound done cause my doctor said I have a bakers cyst and if I didnt get this done I would have never known that I had this..........

My doctor just told me stop smoking and eat rght dont worry but its easy said than done im only 36 ..........whats the worst thng could happen 2 me if I didnt watch it????

OMG im goin to pull my hair out cuz so scared
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Q: "My doctor just told me stop smoking and eat rght dont worry but its easy said than done im only 36 ..........whats the worst thng could happen 2 me if I didnt watch it????"

A: The risk for coronary artery disease increases for smoking, poor diet and no exercise.  Coronary artery disease is the accumulation of plague within the arteries, and if serious there could/would be chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, etc.  If CAD is not successfully treated there can/will cause heart failure. That happened to me .  
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Thank u for your time .......So the wall thickening in my leg is this different from the heart??? ur so helpful
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Yes, there is a major difference.  Narrowed vessels in the leg can cause pain, etc. Coronary artery blockage  left untreated can cause heart failure, but usually there are symptoms such as chest pain (most frequent complaint), shortness of breath, fatigue, etc. and treatment is available for the symptoms.
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Thank u so much for answering all my ??? If I didnt take care of the wall thickening wat could the worst happen to me? could this turn into CAD??  I was just wondering
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This is wat I mean to ask sorry......Can this thickening in the formal vessel lead to heart disease? thank keith
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Q:"This is wat I mean to ask sorry......Can this thickening in the formal vessel lead to heart disease? thank keith"

A: There is evidence that high blood pressure can thicken the femoral vessel.  And high blood pressure can damage coronary arteries and if the hbp is not controlled it can lead to CAD.  CAD can lead to heart disease.
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Thank u so much for answering all my ??? If I didnt take care of the wall thickening wat could the worst happen to me? could this turn into CAD??  I was just wondering blood pressure was 110/70 i dont have high bloodpressure.......

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The worst that could happen is a stent implant to open a narrow or closed leg vessel that is causing pain.
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your so helpful.......so all this im worrying for nothing?
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Is the femoral and popital vein go to the heart???? meaning starts from the leg and go to heart???
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For some vessel anatomy of the leg: Femoral artery is large artery that starts in the lower abdomen and goes down into the thigh. After giving off other branches, the femoral artery goes behind the knee and becomes the popliteal artery.

The venous counterpart of the femoral artery is the femoral vein. It takes essentially the same course as the femoral artery but transports blood in the opposite direction toward the heart. Vessel returns blood to be oxygenated in the lungs, and artery is oxygenated blood to be distributed to the system.
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femoral artery and femoral vessel is two different thngs or the same???
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