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Varicose Veins Diagnosis  

The first step in the diagnosis of varicose veins is a physical exam. During the examination, your phlebologists will question you about the symptoms and functional signs of the disease (see Symptoms). If there is not enough evidence, your phlebologists will make a doppler ultrasonography or venography (also called phlebography) to confirm the diagnosis. 

Doppler echocardiography – this medical technique consist of studying the blood flow in your vessels. It allows your health care provider to detect blood flow disturbances that may be related to phlebitis, Inflammation of a vein due to formation of blood clots; or an atherosclerotic plaque, deposit of fat and other substances that accumulate in the lining of the artery wall 

Venography - also called phlebography, venography involves in injecting into your veins a contrast dye (an iodized opaque to X-rays) which allows doctor to see image of your leg veins on a fluoroscope screen. Venography can not only reveal a blood clot, but also specify the height and shape of the clot, and the seriousness with which the vein is blocked. Compared with the doppler echocardiography, venography provides more accurate images.  

 

 

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