Diagnosis of Varicose veins

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The diagnosis of varicose veins and venous insufficiency is mainly clinical, that is to say, that it is obtained by an evaluation of the symptoms and a physical examination. Complementary tests help to determine the location of the disease better (which veins are not functioning correctly) and can establish certain prognostic criteria or severity.

Tests for diagnosing Varicose veins

Ultrasound of veins

Doppler ultrasound. It provides detailed information of the entire venous system, both its anatomy as well as its functioning. Furthermore, it is a non-invasive, completely painless technique that does not use radiation.

Person carrying out a diagnostic test with X-ray of the veins

Phlebography, angio-resonance, or angio-CT. These tests may be used in uncommon cases with varicose veins of pelvic or intra-abdominal origin.

Substantiated information by:

Esther Armans Moreno
Xavier Yugueros

Published: 19 June 2018
Updated: 19 June 2018

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