Simple clinical examination of the veins would give only a rough idea of the extent of varicose veins. This examination alone does not give information on where the faulty valves.
This is an ultrasound scan in which first a clear gel is applied and then an ultrasound probe is used to examine the veins that are deep seated and not visible on clinical examination. This scan will give all the information needed about both the superficial and deep venous systems. It will tell the direction of blood flow in each segment of vein, the size of the vein, and help plan the best treatment that could be offered to you. It is a road map of the veins in your legs.