Private DVT Ultrasound

Deep Vein Thrombosis

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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that forms in one of the deep veins in your body, usually in one of your legs. A blood clot that forms in an artery or vein and restricts blood flow is called a thrombus.

A thrombus is often made up of proteins and platelets. Platelets are one of the three major types of blood cells and have a role in helping your blood clot and control bleeding.

Clots can form spontaneously or be provoked by conditions such as:

  • Immobility
  • Surgery and trauma
  • Inflammation of the walls of the vein
  • Family history
  • Previous cases of DVT
  • Cancer
  • Acute Illnesses
  • Blood Disorders
  • Pregnancy

While there are several symptoms of a DVT, imaging is necessary to diagnose the condition and help locate the clot. An ultrasound Doppler examination is a commonly used test to confirm whether a blood clot — or some other health problems — is causing your symptoms.

Deep Vein Thrombosis symptoms include:

  • Pain and swelling in the lower leg
  • Redness or discolouration of the skin near the clot
  • Warmth around the affected area

Symptoms of DVT in the leg are:

  • throbbing or cramping pain in 1 leg (rarely both legs), usually in the calf or thigh
  • swelling in 1 leg (rarely both legs)
  • warm skin around the painful area
  • red or darkened skin around the painful area
  • swollen veins that are hard or sore when you touch them

These symptoms can also happen in your arm if that’s where the blood clot is.

If you have any of these symptoms contact your GP immediately.

Ultrasound of the deep veins is routinely done to confirm a suspicion of thrombosis following concerns about unilateral arm or leg swelling, pain or skin discolouration.

If the scan is positive for the presence of clots, an immediate referral will be generated for the referring clinician and you will also be given a copy of the report.

During your ultrasound procedure, you will be asked to remove your trousers or shirt to allow for ultrasound imaging of the deep veins in either your arm or leg.

Depending on where the clot is likely to be, you’ll rest your arm or leg at an angle that’s comfortable for you, but also allows the ultrasound the doctor to move the ultrasound “wand” or probe easily on the surface.

A common location for DVT is behind the knee, but a clot can form in any of the deep blood vessels.

Ultrasound gel will be placed across a wide area, from your groin downwards in the leg or from the neck towards the hands in the arms.

The gel helps to form a bond between the skin and the probe, making it easier for the sound waves to reach the blood vessels under the skin.

The probe is moved slowly and gently across, allowing sound waves to penetrate the skin to the blood vessels and tissue underneath.

The waves form images that appear on a computer screen nearby. When a DVT is identified, a still picture of it can be made.

The doctor doing the ultrasound may want to get a few angles of the DVT to better understand its size and location. The procedure should take less than 30 minutes.

After the test, you can clean the ultrasound gel. The doctor will then review the results with you and depending on their diagnosis they will recommend the next steps to take.

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What’s Included with my DVT ultrasound?

All Fees inclusive

Lines Open
Mon – Fri | 8 AM – 7 PM
Sat | 8 AM – 4 PM
Sun | Closed

Performed by Specialist Doctors
registered and regulated by:

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that forms in one of the deep veins in your body, usually in one of your legs. A blood clot that forms in an artery or vein and restricts blood flow is called a thrombus.

A thrombus is often made up of proteins and platelets. Platelets are one of the three major types of blood cells and have a role in helping your blood clot and control bleeding.

Clots can form spontaneously or be provoked by conditions such as:

  • Immobility
  • Surgery and trauma
  • Inflammation of the walls of the vein
  • Family history
  • Previous cases of DVT
  • Cancer
  • Acute Illnesses
  • Blood Disorders
  • Pregnancy

While there are several symptoms of a DVT, imaging is necessary to diagnose the condition and help locate the clot. An ultrasound Doppler examination is a commonly used test to confirm whether a blood clot — or some other health problems — is causing your symptoms.

Deep Vein Thrombosis symptoms include:

  • Pain and swelling in the lower leg
  • Redness or discolouration of the skin near the clot
  • Warmth around the affected area

Symptoms of DVT in the leg are:

  • throbbing or cramping pain in 1 leg (rarely both legs), usually in the calf or thigh
  • swelling in 1 leg (rarely both legs)
  • warm skin around the painful area
  • red or darkened skin around the painful area
  • swollen veins that are hard or sore when you touch them

These symptoms can also happen in your arm if that’s where the blood clot is.

If you have any of these symptoms contact your GP immediately.

Ultrasound of the deep veins is routinely done to confirm a suspicion of thrombosis following concerns about unilateral arm or leg swelling, pain or skin discolouration.

If the scan is positive for the presence of clots, an immediate referral will be generated for the referring clinician and you will also be given a copy of the report.

During your ultrasound procedure, you will be asked to remove your trousers or shirt to allow for ultrasound imaging of the deep veins in either your arm or leg.

Depending on where the clot is likely to be, you’ll rest your arm or leg at an angle that’s comfortable for you, but also allows the ultrasound the doctor to move the ultrasound “wand” or probe easily on the surface.

A common location for DVT is behind the knee, but a clot can form in any of the deep blood vessels.

Ultrasound gel will be placed across a wide area, from your groin downwards in the leg or from the neck towards the hands in the arms.

The gel helps to form a bond between the skin and the probe, making it easier for the sound waves to reach the blood vessels under the skin.

The probe is moved slowly and gently across, allowing sound waves to penetrate the skin to the blood vessels and tissue underneath.

The waves form images that appear on a computer screen nearby. When a DVT is identified, a still picture of it can be made.

The doctor doing the ultrasound may want to get a few angles of the DVT to better understand its size and location. The procedure should take less than 30 minutes.

After the test, you can clean the ultrasound gel. The doctor will then review the results with you and depending on their diagnosis they will recommend the next steps to take.

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