A Venous Doppler Examination uses ultrasound to create a two-dimensional picture of your veins. This test is helpful in diagnosing a blood clot or a DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis.) This exam may also be used to measure the size of the vein being used for bypass surgery.
What kind of symptoms might I experience if I had a deep vein thrombosis? There are many signs and symptoms that you may experience such as:
- Limb swelling
- Acute shortness of breath (occasionally a pulmonary embolus or blood clot in the lung is caused by a blood clot in the leg which has broken off a traveled to the lung)