Why Your Doctor Ordered Blood Clot Ultrasound Leg Images

June 20, 2019
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Why Your Doctor Ordered Blood Clot Ultrasound Leg Images

Blood clotting is critical for keeping you healthy and safe.  When you get cuts and scrapes on the outside of your body, your blood clots to protect the wound. This keeps bacteria out and ensures that you don’t continue to bleed. The same activity goes on inside your body, too. When the walls of your arteries and veins are damaged, blood clots form to repair the vessels.

Unfortunately, it’s not all good news. A variety of issues can cause clots to form where they don’t belong. The result may be restriction of blood flow or complete blockage of your blood vessels. If this occurs, the outcome can be deadly.

What Happens When Blood Clots Block Arteries?

Signs and symptoms of blood clots can vary, depending on where the clot is located and whether it is in an artery or a vein. One of the most serious situations occurs when clots form in an artery that serves the heart. Clots in a vessel that supplies oxygenated blood to the heart can lead to a myocardial infarction, also known as a heart attack. Without a constant supply of oxygen-rich blood, the heart muscle starts to die. You may experience chest pain, pain in your upper body, nausea, fatigue, sweating, or trouble with breathing.

Clots in an artery that supplies oxygenated blood to the brain can lead to a stroke or a transient ischemic attack (TIA), which is often referred to as a mini-stroke. This takes place when brain cells are deprived of oxygen-rich blood, and they start to die. You may experience numbness or loss of function on one side of your body, drooping on one side of your face, or slurred speech.

What Happens When Blood Clots Block Veins?

When blood clots form in your veins, the symptoms may be a little different. However, they are no less dangerous. Sometimes, the clots develop in veins found deep inside your body. For example, clots can occur in the inferior vena cava, which is the large vein that carries deoxygenated blood from the lower body to the heart. This condition is referred to as deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

DVT may have no signs at all. If you do feel symptoms, you will typically notice pain, warmth, redness, and swelling in the affected area. When clots in your veins are left untreated, they can start to move. The worst-case scenario occurs when the clot travels to your lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism (PE). You will immediately notice chest pain and shortness of breath due to blocked blood flow.

All of these conditions can be life threatening, and they require emergency intervention.

What are the Risk Factors for Blood Clots?

There is a wide range of risk factors for developing blood clots. Some of them are related to lifestyle choices, while others are connected to genetic and physical conditions. Smoking can increase your risk of blood clots, particularly if you are being treated with hormone therapy. This includes birth control pills. However, when it comes to hormone therapy and birth control pills, the benefits often outweigh the risks. Pregnancy is also linked to the formation of blood clots, and there are inherited blood clotting disorders that make blood clots more likely.

Prolonged immobility is a common risk factor for DVT. This can occur during long periods of travel by car or plane, or it may happen when you are recovering from surgery. Injuries to your limbs may also cause blood clots to form. Having your arm or leg in a cast can increase your risk, as well, because your limbs are not bending and flexing as they normally do.

Vein diseases such as Venous Statis and Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) are a frequent and underdiagnosed factor in the formation of blood clots. These conditions occur when the one-way valves inside your veins are damaged. The valves are critical for keeping your blood flowing in the right direction – towards your heart and lung. When they aren’t working, blood starts to leak through and flow backwards.

As the blood leaks back through the valves, it pools in the lower half of your body. This increases blood pressure inside your veins, damaging the vessel walls. Often, this leads to varicose veins and spider veins. Other symptoms of CVI include leg cramps, heaviness or numbness in your legs, and skin discoloration. If you have any signs of CVI, you may be at higher risk for blood clots. Your vein doctor in New York or vein doctor in New Jersey can ensure you are accurately diagnosed and treated.

How are Blood Clots Diagnosed?

If your vein doctor suspects clots, a blood test and blood clot ultrasound leg images are the next step. Blood clot ultrasound leg images allow ultrasonographers to capture a view of any clots in your blood vessels. These tests are virtually painless, and they can be done quickly and easily. Your specialist will review the images to determine the type of risks your clots pose, as well as the best way to treat them.

Treatment for DVT is usually quite simple if it is properly diagnosed and caught early. Blood thinners can typically resolve blood clots rapidly. However, if clots in your arteries or veins reach your heart, brain, or lungs, you may face permanent disability and even death. It is absolutely critical to see your physician right away if you suspect blood clots.

Can Blood Clots Be Prevented?

Once the specific issues visible on your blood clot ultrasound leg images are corrected, it is important to address underlying medical conditions that caused the blood clots to develop. For example, your vein doctor in NY or vein doctor in NJ can treat your vein disease with advanced, minimally-invasive procedures that take just 15 – 30 minutes.

Your vein treatment clinic may offer any or all of the following treatments for CVI:

These treatments close diseased veins using heat, injectable medication, or lasers, so that blood can be rerouted through healthier vessels. Procedures are performed in the vein treatment clinic, and you can generally return to your normal activities on the same day.

It is also wise to reduce any other risk factors that you can control. For example, cut down on smoking or stop altogether. Ensure that you break up periods of immobility with a bit of physical activity whenever possible.

Blood clots are very common, but they can be treated quickly when they are properly diagnosed. Simple blood clot ultrasound leg images pinpoint the problem, so your physician can dissolve or remove any blockages. Visit the Vein Treatment Clinic to learn more about preventing and treating vein disease that can lead to blood clots. Your can schedule your initial consultation online or by phone at 855-248-4609.

Meet our certified diplomate team

Dr. Namrata Khimani

Venous specialist | TRIPLE CERTIFIED

Dr. Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. While Dr. Khimani treats a variety of patients experiencing varicose vein problems, she also sub-specializes in the treatment of vein disease in women, including those with pregnancy and post-pregnancy related spider and varicose veins.

If you have varicose veins and spider veins, suffer from leg cramps, leg swelling, or restless leg syndrome, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center NYC. Most procedures are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us and get verified today.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Michael Nguyen

VENOUS SPECIALIST | TRIPLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist in Manhattan. He leads the team of vein doctors offering the highest level of care at the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York & New Jersey.

As a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, Dr. Nguyen is considered a top vein expert for developing minimally invasive and customized treatment plans for the many symptoms of venous insufficiency, including leg cramps, skin discoloration on legs, spider vein removal, and restless leg syndrome.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Caroline Novak

Venous Specialist | Double Certified
Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Board Certified vein specialist in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. Dr. Novak is well known for continuously performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area. She is committed to developing long lasting relationships with her patients, allowing her to personalize a varicose and spider veins treatment plan that successfully meets her patients' goals.

At her Clifton and Paramus vein clinic, Dr. Novak utilizes the latest and most advanced technology to restore patients back to health without unnecessary surgery, and with minimal to no downtime.

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Dr. Simon Smith

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DIPLOMAT-CERTIFIED
Dr. Simon Smith is a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Vein Disease Specialist currently serving patients at the Vein Treatment Clinic in Clifton and Wayne, New Jersey.

Dr. Smith is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs. By utilizing advanced vein treatment techniques, Dr. Simon is able to customize a plan specific to each patient, helping them avoid complicated surgeries and unnecessary downtime. With Dr. Simon minimally invasive procedures, patients are able to return to normal activities right after.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Faisal Siddiqi

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Faisal Siddiqi oversees all Vein Treatment Centers in New Jersey – ensuring that each patient receives the highest level of care possible for their vein disease. Having received training from Yale Medical School, Dr. Siddiqi proudly offers the latest technology available for spider and varicose vein treatments at his office in Wayne, NJ and Clifton, NJ.

Dr. Siddiqi's work with minimally invasive techniques was recognized by his peers in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors for 2017 and he was also voted as one of the Top Vein Doctors in New Jersey.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Juan Montoya

VASCULAR SPECIALIST | NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in New York. He is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in cardiac surgery, and is now proud to serve the Vein Clinics in Manhattan, NY.

Dr. Montoya performs the latest minimally-invasive vein treatments to treat Chronic Venous Insufficiency; a condition that leads to spider veins and varicose veins, along with symptoms such as leg cramping, pain, and fatigue.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Carly Guthrie

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Carly Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. Dr. Guthrie is a double Board-Certified vein specialist, and is regarded as one of the top interventional ultrasonographers in the country. In her years of training and on staff at Harvard, she worked with the top venous specialists in the world, attending some of the most complex cases. Her areas of expertise include radiofrequency ablation using ultrasound guidance, sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, and the newly approved VenaSeal technique for treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins.

Dr. Guthrie is focused on bringing the newest and most-advanced treatments to Southern California in order to decrease recovery times and improve patient satisfaction.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Billy Schoenfeld

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Schoenfeld has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients in his career. He is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy.

Dr. Schoenfeld is focused on introducing new therapies to San Diego, such as the recently FDA-approved VenaSeal procedure for treatment of varicose veins. During his training at Harvard he worked with the best doctors in venous medicine and is now devoted to bringing those state-of-the-art technologies and treatments to Southern California.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Calvin Jung

VEIN SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Calvin Jung is a double Board Certified Venous Specialist, serving as director and clinical trainer for
the Vein Treatment Centers in Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung specializes in minimally invasive techniques for spider veins and varicose vein removal, completely avoiding the need for surgical procedures or any unnecessary downtime. Dr. Jung's focus is on restoring patients back to health so that they can enjoy the activities they love most.

Vein treatments at our Texas spider vein clinic are often covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us today to verify yours!

Namrata
Khimani MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Namrata Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. If you have varicose veins or lower extremity pain, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center New York.
Read more >>

Michael
Nguyen MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist, leading the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York. Dr. Nguyen has been a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, as well as the many signs of venous insufficiency, including: leg cramps, painful varicose veins, leg swelling, restless leg, and skin discoloration on legs.
Read more >>

Caroline
Novak MD

Double Certified
Northwestern University
Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Certified spider vein specialist in Paramus & Clifton NJ. She is well known for performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area.
Read more >>

Simon
Smith MD

DIPLOMAT- CERTIFIED
DREXEL COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Dr. Simon Smith is the best varicose vein doctor in Wayne, NJ. He is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs.
Read more >>

Faisal
Siddiqi MD

DOUBLE CERTIFIED
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr. Faisal Siddiqi is the medical director for the Spider & Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New Jersey. Because of his level of expertise in the treatment of spider veins and varicose veins, Dr. Siddiqi is part of the select group of NJ Top Doctors, and he sees patients regularly at the Vein Treatment Center in Wayne and Clifton NJ.
Read more >>

Juan
Montoya MD

NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in Manhattan. He is considered one of the best spider vein doctors in Manhattan, having successfully restored thousands of patients back to health, by implementing cutting edge treatments such as radiofrequency ablation, VenaSeal, and sclerotherapy for spider veins.
Read more >>

Carly
Guthrie MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. She is recognized as one of the best varicose vein doctors in SD, and has developed a career specializing in minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options.
Read more >>

Billy
Schoenfeld MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Schoenfeld is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy for spider vein removal. He also has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients at the Vein Treatment Center in San Diego, CA.
Read more >>

Calvin
Jung MD

DOUBE CERTIFIED
NYU MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung specializes in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>
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