DVT ultrasound scan Q&A

A clot can form in any of the deep blood veins, but it is most prevalent behind the knee. A large portion of your leg will be rubbed with ultrasound gel. The gel is non-irritating and painless. It develops a link between the skin and the probe, allowing sound waves to reach the blood vessels beneath the skin more easily.

For the diagnosis of acute DVT, complete duplex ultrasound (CDUS) is the preferred venous ultrasound test.

Duplex ultrasound (B-mode imaging and Doppler waveform analysis): Duplex ultrasonography visualizes blood flow in veins using high-frequency sound waves. It is one of the quickest, painless, reliable, and noninvasive techniques to diagnose DVT.ر

When you walk or stand for long periods of time, you may realize that the pain is worse. People frequently misinterpret the discomfort as a pulled muscle or another type of muscle injury. However, the pain from a DVT blood clot tends to worsen rather than improve with time or rest.

  • throbbing or cramping pain in 1 leg (rarely both legs), usually in the calf or thigh.
  • swelling in 1 leg (rarely both legs)
  • warm skin around the painful area.
  • red or darkened skin around the painful area.
  • swollen veins that are hard or sore when you touch them.

The skin around painful areas, as well as the arm or leg with DVT, may feel warmer than normal. I'm having trouble breathing. It's possible that the clot has traveled from your arm or leg to your lungs if this happens. You can also have a severe cough and cough up blood.

You may be asked not to eat or drink anything other than water for six to eight hours before the procedure. Other than that, there isn't much to prepare for this treatment. Wear loose, comfy clothing and leave your jewels at home. It's possible that you'll be required to wear a gown.

They may also gently squeeze your calf to control blood flow while viewing the veins with the probe traveling up and down your leg. It takes about 30 to 60 minutes to complete the study.

Deep vein thrombosis most commonly affects the lower leg. It frequently goes unnoticed and eventually disappears. However, it is possible that it will induce symptoms such as discomfort and edema. If a person has DVT, they will need therapy to avoid major complications including pulmonary embolism.

Elevating your legs when sleeping can help to improve circulation. Put a pillow under your feet or raise the foot of your bed to do this. It doesn't have to be a big raise; even a few inches can enhance your circulation and lower your risk of blood clots.

  • leg pain or discomfort that may feel like a pulled muscle, tightness, cramping or soreness.
  • swelling in the affected leg.
  • redness or discoloration of the sore spot.
  • the affected area feeling warm to the touch.
  • a throbbing sensation in the affected leg.

Walking exercise was found to be safe in acute deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and to improve acute symptoms, according to the authors. Exercise training did not exacerbate existing DVT leg symptoms and may help to avoid or alleviate post-thrombotic syndrome.

Your leg hurts. The discomfort usually begins in your calf and feels like cramping or tightness. Leg skin that is red or discolored. A warm sensation in the affected limb.

  • throbbing or cramping pain, swelling, redness and warmth in a leg or arm.
  • sudden breathlessness, sharp chest pain (may be worse when you breathe in) and a cough or coughing up blood.

Each arm or leg scanned by arterial Doppler ultrasound takes about 30 minutes. Each arm or leg's Venous Doppler ultrasound takes about 20 minutes. Arterial Doppler ultrasound is a painless procedure. A technician will compress the veins in your arms or legs during a Venous Doppler ultrasound to check for blood clots.

According to a recent study, low-dose aspirin is a cheap and effective strategy to avoid potentially deadly blood clots in the leg or lungs among individuals who have previously had a blood clot.

Only the leg that has had a DVT or symptoms should wear a compression stocking. Normally, you only wear it during the day, but your doctor may advise you to wear it at night as well. Putting on your compression stocking first thing in the morning is a smart idea. That is usually when your leg is the least swollen.

A DVT causes pain in the calf muscles or along the vein as it goes down your inner thigh, which may feel more like a cramp or painful area.

  • On a handheld instrument known as a transducer, a water-soluble gel is applied. High-frequency sound waves are directed towards the artery or veins being evaluated by this equipment.
  • Blood pressure cuffs can be worn on several regions of the body, such as the thigh, calf, ankle, and various locations along the arm.

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Victoria Floyd
15:14 22 Dec 23
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14:19 16 Dec 23
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19:00 12 Dec 23
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Violetta Makeeva
Violetta Makeeva
12:57 08 Dec 23
This clinic not only offers poor-quality examinations but also provides abysmal customer service.I attended London Private Ultrasound for a pelvic ultrasound. Subsequently, during a gynaecology appointment, my gynaecologist expressed doubts about the accuracy of the provided measurements and referred me for a second ultrasound at a different clinic. The differences were alarmingly significant, with measurements of certain fibroids being twice as large in the initial report. For instance, a fibroid reported as 39mm in their scan was measured at 18mm at the other clinic.The size of fibroids determines, among other factors, whether surgery is necessary, which in my case would cost thousands of pounds as my insurance does not cover pre-existing conditions. You can find a review here where a patient had to pay £7650 for surgery based on incorrect ultrasound results from London Private Ultrasound.I initiated negotiations to obtain a refund for the subpar ultrasound. Instead, they offered me another ultrasound. So I was offered a second pointless procedure to make up for the one I've already had. I have been engaged in these negotiations for three months now. During this process, I discovered that several individuals have faced similar issues with the clinic's service. Additionally, the clinic is not affiliated with any medical scheme or alternate dispute resolution, making it difficult to seek a fair evaluation in case of problems.I strongly recommend reading negative reviews before considering this clinic for their services. Do not be swayed by positive reviews, as they may have been commissioned by the company. The company has invested heavily in appearing at the top of search results, and so that positive reviews overshadow the negative ones. However, this is merely a marketing tactic that conceals the unsatisfactory quality of their medical services and their poor customer support.P.S. I anticipate the clinic may respond by mentioning that they offered me a refund. While technically true, this only occurred after three months of discussions and various resources expended on my part. Hence now, I am also requesting compensation for the additional ultrasound. However, every time the company demands more time, effort, and resources from me than they are willing to compensate, making it impossible to reach a resolution.
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23:12 07 Dec 23
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23:32 21 Nov 23
Wonderful Clinic!! Dr Pedram spotted issues with my liver that another ultrasound test elsewhere had missed. Thank You Doc. This shows how important it is to always get a second opinion. Hopefully we caught this early enough & this will give me a better prognosis.London Private Ultrasound offers incredible value for money and The staff are extremely kind and compassionate. Don’t hesitate to visit them is you have any concerns.
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00:58 08 Nov 23
I scheduled an ultrasound for my injury and was advised during the initial scan to set up another appointment with a different doctor on Sunday for further guidance on treating my injury. A day before the Sunday appointment, I received a call informing me that it was being rescheduled for Monday. Upon arriving on Monday, I was seen by the same specialist who conducted the ultrasound. Surprisingly, he seemed unaware of why I needed the ultrasound and appeared rather distant. I reiterated my purpose for the ultrasound, and after conducting another examination, he explained the issue and suggested seeing yet another specialist on Sunday.This experience felt futile, almost as if the rescheduling was merely a way to charge additional fees. Despite booking another appointment for Sunday, I was informed two days prior that it was canceled - again. Disappointed by the ongoing disruptions, I requested a refund, which I was assured would be processed by Monday. However, when I called the clinic on Friday to follow up on the refund, I was told that the receptionist had not left a note to initiate the refund. It became evident that there was significant miscommunication within the clinic. I ended up being charged twice to see the same specialist due to the receptionist's oversight, and even after six days, there was no progress on my refund due to the lack of proper documentation. The overall experience was terribly frustrating.
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18:02 17 Oct 23
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14:48 15 Oct 23
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Jasmin Michael
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15:59 14 Oct 23
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14:55 12 Oct 23
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M M
M M
08:58 06 Oct 23
I was seen by Pedram M. Aghaei, MD who was very kind and professional. He put me at ease and answered all my questions thoroughly and gave me helpful advice. I highly recommend this clinic as the team was friendly and put me at ease.
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13:24 04 Oct 23
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08:26 25 Sep 23
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13:05 11 Sep 23
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08:01 18 Feb 23
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Mel M
12:35 24 Dec 22
My first visit here. Professional establishment, very quick to be seen, appointment times are kept on schedule.The staff are friendly, they explain what is going on and the whole experience was very comfortable.First time I came away from this scan without pain...highly recommend
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10:42 18 Dec 22
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09:06 05 Aug 22
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08:35 29 Jul 22
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16:30 09 Jul 22
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18:28 13 Jun 22
Very pleased with the service received. I was able to book an ultrasound easily on the same day, and received excellent care from the team. The whole process was explained to me and before and during the scan. Results were explained fully and in detail during and after the scan. Dr Pedro was very informative, kind and patient, and also answered all questions I had. I received the scan and report quickly, including recommendations on further action needed. Five star treatment!
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10:43 04 May 22
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19:52 03 Apr 22
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12:55 01 Apr 22
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17:33 12 Mar 22
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15:23 02 Mar 22
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12:50 18 Jan 22
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