Our doctors and providers at South Valley Vascular order ultrasounds to examine the arteries and veins in the legs. A vein ultrasound produces an image of the veins in the body. With this technology, we look for abnormalities such as tangled veins, blood clots known as deep vein thrombosis, and more.
There are several warning signs that you may be suffering from one of these conditions. Pain, discomfort, and discoloration are just a few of the symptoms that can occur. Receiving an artery ultrasound early can make a difference in recovery time and the effectiveness in treatment.
There are two types of ultrasounds: Standing Venous Reflux Ultrasound and Lower Extremity Arterial Duplex Ultrasound. A small probe called a transducer is used to channel high-frequency waves through the body. The probe then collects the sound that bounces back and creates an image.
There are many types of vein disorders. However, blood clots and varicose veins are the most common. Varicose veins are twisted or enlarged veins. Varicose veins most commonly affect the legs because standing and walking increase pressure in the veins of your lower body. Most times, when a vein becomes varicose, it is more of a cosmetic concern. Other times, these vein scan cause great discomfort and pain.
Blood clots or deep vein thrombosis can be just as problematic. To prevent blood loss, our blood clots. There are times when our blood pools into a semisolid form and can cut off blood flow. This can become a medical emergency if the clot breaks loose and travels through the veins and cuts off blood flow to the heart.
If you suspect you are experiencing symptoms of these conditions, here are some signs to look out for:
Our board-certified vascular surgeons are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the vascular system. We have served the South Valley for over 10 years and offer patient-centered care and personalized treatments to improve your quality of life. Our three offices are available to serve you in Visalia, Porterville, and Hanford, California. Contact us here for more information. You may also use the numbers listed below:
● Visalia (559)625-4118
● Hanford (559)825-6204
● Porterville (559)788-1022
● Tulare (559)625-4118
● Fresno (559)746-9605