Arterial Thrombosis Or Something Similar

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Arterial Thrombosis Or Something Similar

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 6 Jul 2018, 7:18pm

Hi,
Been having problems with my right foot, this morning walking just for five minutes brings on pain and stiffness in my calf, leading to pain down the tendon and on to the ball of foot also toes.
Means that at a brisk pace I limp after 10 minutes or so.
On the bike ben suffering for months with pain and numbness in ball of foot also pain in calf, means after some time I have to stop for five minutes to wait for it to subside.
The symptoms are identical to what I had after losing my spleen, blood platelet count increases and blood clots.
Had it fixed with an operation, but its back, I think.
Today doctor says that I have a weak / non existent pulse on top of my right foot, referring me to a vascular specialist.......
Happy days.
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Re: Arterial Thrombosis Or Something Similar

Postby Bonefishblues » 6 Jul 2018, 7:25pm

Sorry to hear that, hope all resolves itself soon.

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Re: Arterial Thrombosis Or Something Similar

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 12 Jul 2018, 3:11pm

Hi,
Seeing surgeon on 27th, need to sort it.
Been living with numbness for many years but its come on much worse with stabbing pain in calf.
Without doing any extreme exercise which is normal for my training I would probably not notice much, if I was to restrict walking to 3 mph might never show up either.
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Re: Arterial Thrombosis Or Something Similar

Postby crazydave789 » 14 Jul 2018, 7:51pm

good luck.

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Re: Arterial Thrombosis Or Something Similar

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 27 Jul 2018, 7:09pm

Hi,
Seen the big cheese.
My symptom's are almost identical to what I had before my op in 87.

My problem is not life threatening.
I don't have artery disease.
Etc etc.............

But I am going to have stress tests on a treadmill......which is the only place it will show up, to determine whether its artery or other problem.

My simple test today were very similar to what I have had before and they both struggled to detect good blood flow in my bad foot (top instep).
Only shows up brisk walking in just 200 yrds today.
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Re: Arterial Thrombosis Or Something Similar

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 13 Aug 2018, 4:59pm

Hi,
Just been for a scan of my leg.
Ultrasound of gut through groins to beyond knee.

There is what the technician calls calcification behind the knee (source of original thrombosis which developed after splenectomy in 82), also some evidence in the groin.

Friday to further treadmill test / see the consultant.
Would not of thought that they will be looking any further after finding restriction, which is vascular not external pressure.

Causes -
Possible well likely splenectomy which caused the original problem in 82.
High BP well suffered from that for 30 odd years.
High cholesterol, its normal 5.5 at the mo, but you go on anticholesterol meds if you also have family history and high BP.

I saw the detail on the screen of what looked liked blocked pipes :( :lol:
Least I am not imagining it.
Discomfort walking from car park to the hospital, 200 yards.
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Re: Arterial Thrombosis Or Something Similar

Postby crazydave789 » 13 Aug 2018, 10:47pm

hope they come up with a suitable treatment plan.

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Re: Arterial Thrombosis Or Something Similar

Postby Bonefishblues » 13 Aug 2018, 10:52pm

+1, at least it's now fully diagnosed, by the sound of it.

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Re: Arterial Thrombosis Or Something Similar

Postby reohn2 » 13 Aug 2018, 11:13pm

You have my sympathy N.A..
Earlier in the year I had an intramuscular haematoma in my calf shortly after surgery for an inguinial hernia and thought it was a thrombosis :shock: all healed up now though :)
Good luck with the treatment and get well soon :)
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Re: Arterial Thrombosis Or Something Similar

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 14 Aug 2018, 1:51am

Hi,
Thanks for your concerns.
Its local to original problem in my leg, technician said its local calcification, but there is some in the groin also.

Lots of questions to the consultant on Thursday for a follow up.
Hard work trying to get anything from the medical staff on why what how.
More later in week.
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Re: Arterial Thrombosis Or Something Similar

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 17 Aug 2018, 12:13am

Hi,
Not the consultant but the vascular nurse practitioner today.
Measured blood pressure in arms and ankles.
The ratio from arm to leg should be 1:1.
At rest I am fine but after a treadmill test of say 250 metres, the pressure dropped in affected leg 160 to 120, good leg was 180 to 200 post exercise.
She said your a bit unusual as I walked at only 5 k an hour which is slow for me (7.5) and 18 % gradient on the tread mill :lol:

Anyway, bad news is that no operation unless my limb is threatened etc, due to risks of I assume to be dislodging any debris.
So back on statins and blood platelet reduction.
The scan earlier in week showed that around the affected area of calcification which is the site of my original problem that was fixed in 87, blood vessels have grown to pass more blood.
It can't be fixed unless I get symptoms whilst resting.
Exercise and meds will help to keep me going but it may well not improve that much.
Fortunately my cycling is not affected that much, walking is not good at a fast pace especially going up hill.
I believe that the site of operation on my artery has caused scar tissue, that's why I have problems here again.
Body aorta is good, thigh is good, slight calcification in groin, behind knee is main restriction.
Claudication is the symptom, cramping from lack of blood in exercise in the calf.
Getting old...............
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Re: Arterial Thrombosis Or Something Similar

Postby Vorpal » 17 Aug 2018, 6:25am

Sorry to hear that. I hope it improves. Good thing that you can still cycle :)
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Re: Arterial Thrombosis Or Something Similar

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 17 Aug 2018, 10:12am

Hi,
Nurse said I can see the vascular consultant If I want, would he tell me anything different? No was the answer.
Risk might be that I would not be able to cycle if it goes wrong..............even if risk is 1:500 that's still a risk.
I was getting tests pre op 30 years ago, on a ward full of amputees through artery disease, gangrene etc, very sobering as some of them were younger than me now!
Could be worse :)
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