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any way to know what is causing TTS without the knife?

Posted by lilly on 7/09/04 at 17:34 (154998)

Is there a test that can show might be causing the TTS prior to surgery?

Re: any way to know what is causing TTS without the knife?

marie on 7/09/04 at 18:21 (155005)

You should ask for an MRI of your feet. If it's a tumor or varicose veins it should show up. Also if you have back problems that should be checked too.

I hope that helps.

marie

PS: I'm ascared of knives. Yikes!

Re: any way to know what is causing TTS without the knife?

LARA on 7/10/04 at 11:02 (155046)

Sometimes.

An MRI might find a mass of some sort (not necessarily a tumor)
An MRI sometimes finds a varicose vein, but sometimes the varicose vein doesn't show up.
A blood test might reveall something although that's the first thing most doctors do so it's probably already been done.

A complete medical history can also be helpful. I've heard of TTS caused by a long history of ankle sprains, or a broken bone of the foot/ankle, etc. A doctor that knows TTS might be able to put together some pieces with a complete history.

Re: any way to know what is causing TTS without the knife?

chrisb on 7/12/04 at 13:00 (155182)

Lilly try a search on this list for 'neurogram'. MRI doesn't usually imnage nerves themselves. But There is a specialised type of MRI which apparently does, and so might show a nerve compression, etc. Available in Caliofornia, Terry D who posted here last year had one I recall. i considered it myself but didn't go for it. Its expensive.

Re: any way to know what is causing TTS without the knife?

Barb L on 7/13/04 at 14:43 (155333)

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