firstly, why did you have a stent? i havent put one in yet and i am trying to figure out WHY people need them.CD wrote:I moved this from Cece's turn thread..
Dr. Sclafani a question please.
I had my annual Thyroid US recently. The US women was a Dr. She found more nodules, nothing new there, and the stents in my left jugular.
She used many different US attachments to take better shots of my neck and spent a long time, one hour on me. Even going behind my ear.
She had a 3D color Doppler, but did not have me sit up or inhale, exhale. She was just surfing I think. Lol
That said, she and another Dr wrote up the report to my Endo Dr. with an addendum attached saying, I had a stent in my left jugular vein that showed "incomplete occlusion." I have tried to look this up. What does that mean? I got my copy before the Endo Dr.
I still feel the same improvements, a few came back like ringing in the ears, a few better, like balance and energy so pretty much still better, not worse.
my colleagues in AAC have a composite rate of sent placement of less than 3%. in a total of nearly 600 procedures.
now you have a near thrombosis....what that means is that the stent is nearly thrombosed or clotted. you guys nee to not let this happen. Unless you have a thrombosis and a stent is needed as an emergency, you need to get a second opinion before you allow this. that is my opinion.
that being said, you have good symptomatic relief and that is not worth complaining about. I just worry that loss of the vein will lead to return of symptoms.
you need to go to an IR and get evaluated for your near thrombosiss, probably intimal hyperplasia