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Varicose Vein/Venous Insufficiency

Varicose Vein/Venous Insufficiency
Price : £250
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Varicose Vein Scan – Venous Insufficiency

Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) or Venous Insufficiency is a prevalent condition impacting the veins in the legs, resulting from weakened or damaged one-way valves that disrupt the efficient blood flow back to the heart. Various factors, such as age, family history, obesity, pregnancy, and prolonged periods of sitting or standing, contribute to CVI development.

Additional risk factors encompass a history of blood clots, leg injuries, smoking, and a sedentary lifestyle. If you exhibit symptoms of venous insufficiency, it is vital to seek a comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment plan from your doctor. Our Phoenix ultrasound clinic provides Varicose Vein/venous insufficiency ultrasound scans for accurate diagnosis and ongoing monitoring.

Common Symptoms of CVI include:

  1. Swelling in the lower legs and ankles.
  2. Leg pain or aching.
  3. Presence of varicose veins.
  4. Changes in skin texture or color around the affected area.
  5. Skin ulcers or open sores, particularly in advanced cases.

Left untreated, CVI can lead to severe complications such as deep vein thrombosis, extensive skin damage, and venous ulcers. Early detection and appropriate management are crucial in mitigating these risks.

A Varicose Vein Doppler Scan may be recommended for various reasons, including the assessment of varicose veins, evaluation of blood flow dynamics, diagnosis and severity grading, treatment planning, preoperative assessment, monitoring treatment effectiveness, symptom investigation, and prevention of complications.
Yes, Doppler ultrasound scans, including Varicose Vein Doppler Scans, are generally considered safe for pregnant women as they do not use ionizing radiation. However, individual cases may vary, and consultation with a healthcare provider is recommended.
While the primary focus is on varicose veins, the Doppler Scan can provide insights into overall venous health, helping identify other venous conditions or abnormalities.
Early detection through Varicose Vein Doppler Scans allows for timely intervention, which may help prevent potential complications associated with varicose veins, such as skin ulcers or blood clots.
You will receive your results verbally immediately after the scan. Following the appointment, the sonographer will review the images and prepare a written report within 24 hours, with any recommended actions. The report and images will be sent to you, allowing you to discuss the findings with your doctor or physiotherapist if necessary.


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