Venous lower limb is a procedure using ultrasound of the veins in one or both of your legs.
Through a hand-held transducer and gel applied directly on your skin, ultrasound uses non-radiation sound wave technology to create an echo image of the organs and vessels in your body.
It is particularly useful in determining the extent of and treatment options for varicose veins.
A venous lower limb ultrasound does not require any special preparation.
Although you may wish to wear a loose and comfortable two-piece outfit. Your legs will need to be exposed for the procedure.
During venous lower limb you will be asked to lie on your back and/or front.
The ultrasound transducer will be pressed along your legs to gain an image of your veins. You will feel pressure but minimal discomfort.
During the procedure your calf might be squeezed to determine the particular patterns and characteristics of the blood flow in your veins.
Venous lower limb ultrasound usually takes about 60 minutes.
Venous lower limb ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure so you can return immediately to your usual everyday activities.
Your venous lower limb ultrasound results will be reviewed and the report will be sent to your referring doctor. It is best to make an appointment with them to follow up on the results.