Veins carry blood from the body, to the heart and lungs, to be resupplied  with oxygen.

A clot (Deep Vein Thrombosis) formation in the deep veins of the lower limbs or upper limbs can lead to pain and swelling. If a blood clot breaks loose and travels through the venous system (embolism) to the lung, it may cause a potentially fatal pulmonary embolism (PE).

Symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Warmth or fever in the affected limb
  • Difficulty breathing

Risk factors for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) include:

  • Recent surgery
  • Cancer
  • History of DVT or PE Blood disorders
  • Immobilization Trauma
  • Obesity

Treatment is usually needed if a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is found. In most cases, this involves treatment with blood thinners.

Length of exam: 45-60  minutes
Preparation: No special preparation is required.

Images of an Upper and Lower Venous Examination