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Venous Duplex Ultrasound
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Venous Duplex Ultrasound?

An ultrasound uses sound waves to create images of the inside of the body. A venous duplex ultrasound is an ultrasound that looks at the flow of blood through the veins in the arms or legs.

The test may be used for the following reasons:

  • To investigate the cause of the following symptoms in an arm or leg:
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Increased warmth
  • Bulging veins
  • To diagnose the following:
  • A blood clot, like deep vein thrombosis
  • Poor vein function

Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep Vein Thrombosis
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Call Your Doctor

After the test, call your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Your symptoms continue or worsen
  • You develop any new symptoms

In case of emergency, CALL 911.