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That painful right leg - for Sqad

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kia cat | 05:41 Tue 18th Sep 2012 | Health & Fitness
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As a follow up to [http://www.theanswerbank.co.uk/Body-and-Soul
/Health-and-Fitness/Question880752.html]
I've at last had a ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI/ABI) check yesterday. Right arm bp was 150 [only one of the two readings are used] in left leg it was 152 in right leg it was 90. The nurse thought it should be followed up asap with a Vascular surgeon. Doc's appt for next week - GP said to nurse yesterday he'd treat it conventionally, at first.
Should I push him on this?
Any ideas please, I don't want this to drag on. Thanks

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Kia....
You certainly have a reduced blood flow to your right leg.

Now the next step is to identify whether the thigh vessel is the offender ( femoral artery) or the one at the back of the knee ( popliteal) or the one at the back of the leg (tibial) or all three.

For this you will need an angiogram.......injection of due into the arteries ( no big deal) to...
08:42 Tue 18th Sep 2012
www.theanswerbank.co.uk/Body-and-Soul
/Health-and-Fitness/Question880752.html

I have no idea of the answer to your question but hopefully the link will now work for you
ta da!
oj....much appreciated.......I couldn't get it to work...thanks

Kia....I am going out to breakfast and will give your question full consideration on my return.
Kia....
You certainly have a reduced blood flow to your right leg.

Now the next step is to identify whether the thigh vessel is the offender ( femoral artery) or the one at the back of the knee ( popliteal) or the one at the back of the leg (tibial) or all three.

For this you will need an angiogram.......injection of due into the arteries ( no big deal) to delineate the vessels.

If, one or all are significantly blocked then you will be offered a vein graft OR an autologous arterial graft ( a bit of your own artery.
IF this be the case, don' t worry as about 80% of these grafts will last you 10 years.

Your blood sugar will be checked, you cholesterol and any deviation form the norm will be dealt with.

Unless you are very worried, I wouldn't go privately as 6 weeks seems reasonable ( but not for me).

The above post makes a lot of assumptions.........forgive me.

Keep me informed.
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sqad - will do, a massive thanks, again.
No problem kia.....will follow your situation with interest.

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