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Overview

Blood flow studies help detect an abnormal flow of blood in vessels, especially in the lower extremities. For this purpose, a USG of Left Lower Limb is useful [1].

What is USG of Left Lower Limb?

A USG of left lower limb is a valuable technique that gives a clear direct picture of abnormalities in the blood vessels of the left lower limb[2].

  • It is a risk-free, non-invasive & painless imaging technique.
  • Helpful to detect conditions like deep vein thrombosis, arteriosclerosis, and thrombophlebitis.
  • Reduced blood flow in the arteries can indicate stenosis or blockage.

A USG of left lower limb is also useful in determining the blood pressure in the left lower limb.

How is USG of Left Lower Limb performed?

After the initial preparation for a USG of left lower limb, you will be asked to lie down on a table.

  • A water-soluble gel is applied to a transducer that allows it to direct high-frequency sound waves to the arteries and veins to detect the blood flow.
  • Cuffs may be placed around different areas of the body to study arterial blood flow[1].
  • Images are created when the transducer is placed on the various areas in the left lower limb that need to be examined.

During a USG of left lower limb, sound waves that hit your blood vessels bounce off them.

Side effects/risks of USG of Left Lower Limb

There are no known risks involved with a USG of left lower limb.

Preparation before performing USG of Left Lower Limb

Preparatory measures one needs to take for a USG of left lower limb:

  • To avoid constriction of your arteries, your doctor will advise you to avoid smoking before the test [1].
  • Remove all jewellery and metal objects.
  • Dentures and hearing aids need to be removed as well.

Post-care after USG of Left Lower Limb

There are no post-care measures after a USG of left lower limb procedure.

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