Varicose Vein – One Limb


We’re delighted to provide you with valuable information and our service about varicose veins and the significance of a duplex scan in diagnosing and managing this condition.
Varicose veins are a medical condition characterized by enlarged, twisted, and often painful veins, usually occurring in the legs. These veins become dilated and weakened, causing blood to flow backward and pool in the affected veins. Factors such as genetics, age, pregnancy, and prolonged standing can contribute to their development. Symptoms may include pain, swelling, itching, and the appearance of bulging veins.

A duplex scan, also known as a Doppler ultrasound, is a non-invasive diagnostic procedure used to assess and diagnose varicose veins. During a duplex scan, high-frequency sound waves are directed at the veins, and the reflected signals are analyzed to create detailed images of the veins and assess blood flow. This procedure can identify the location, size, and severity of varicose veins, aiding in treatment decisions. It is a valuable tool for doctors to determine the most appropriate treatment options, which may include lifestyle changes, compression stockings, or medical procedures like vein ablation or sclerotherapy, etc. Depending on the extent of the condition.