DVT Leg Scan

Deep Vein Thrombosis (Clot) in the Leg

A DVT – deep vein thrombosis is a clot in the main veins of the leg. A DVT is a serious diagnosis as it is a cause of pulmonary embolism (clot in the lungs). The clot from the leg can travel to the lungs and is a cause of chest pain and sudden death.

A DVT can happen in the arms or legs, but leg DVTs are much more common.

DVT symptoms

  • Swollen leg/calf
  • Redness
  • Pain

Risk factors for DVT

  • Recent surgery
  • Long haul flight
  • Prolonged immobility
  • Cancer
  • Factor V Leiden
  • Family history
  • Leg compression
  • Limb fracture
  • Pregnancy

DVT diagnosis

A DVT is diagnosed using Ultrasound with Doppler. It is a first-line and a very sensitive test.

Your Scan Includes

  • Ultrasound with the Consultant Doctor
  • Explanation of your scan results
  • Consultant Written Report
  • High-Resolution Digital Scan Images
  • Any onward referral if needed
  • Consultant Doctor Scan & Instant Results – £230
  • Lowest Fees in Wales
  • No Referral Needed
  • Same Week Appointment

What does the scan involve?

The doctor will use the ultrasound probe with a water-based jelly on your skin to examine the major veins of the entire leg from the groin to the calf.

Due to COVID working practices, you can bring one person to accompany you in the scanning room.

There will also be a qualified chaperone present in the scan room along with the doctor.


How do I prepare?

Please dress appropriately to allow for easy access to the body being examined with ultrasound.

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