How Long Does Vein Mapping Take? And Other Vein Diagnosis & Treatment FAQs

How long does vein mapping take?

Vein mapping is a diagnostic procedure that involves channeling sound waves into your legs to visualize the direction of blood flow in your veins. This diagnostic procedure, also known as duplex ultrasound, reveals the root cause of your vein problems, allowing the vein doctor to curate a personalized treatment plan for you. The vein mapping procedure usually takes 30 to 90 minutes, depending on your unique condition. The vein doctor may perform vein mapping on your legs, arms, or both, depending on the location of your spider veins, varicose veins, and other symptoms of vein disease.

Is vein mapping painful?

Vein mapping is a completely non-invasive and painless procedure. The vein doctor applies a clear gel on your skin and uses a handheld device to channel ultrasound waves into your skin. There is no pain or discomfort. At most, you might feel a little cold when the clear gel is applied to your skin. Vein mapping doesn’t cause any pain or discomfort during or after.

What is the procedure for vein mapping?

A vein mapping session involves using ultrasound waves to visualize the internal structures of your venous system. The ultrasound technician will apply a clear gel to your skin, following which a small handheld device is moved to the targeted areas to deliver sound waves. The ultrasound energy will produce a visual representation of the internal structures of your veins, highlighting the direction of blood flow. There is no radiation, dyes, or invasive needles. The vein doctor will interpret the results of vein mapping to curate a personalized treatment plan for you.

How long does vein mapping take? Is vein mapping painful? What is the procedure for vein mapping? We answer your questions about vein mapping and minimally invasive treatments in New York City.

What is the goal of vascular mapping?

The primary goal of vascular mapping is to diagnose chronic venous insufficiency, the root cause of most vein problems, including spider veins and varicose veins. Chronic venous insufficiency is a medical condition wherein the collapse of vein valves leads to backward blood flow and the accumulation of blood in leg veins. The continued accumulation of blood in leg veins leads to vascular dilation and the eventual formation of spider veins and varicose veins.

Vascular mapping involves using ultrasound waves to study the internal structures of your venous system, including the direction of blood flow. This duplex ultrasound test will reveal if you have chronic venous insufficiency, and it will reveal the diseased saphenous vein responsible for your vein problems. The vein doctor can use this information to perform a comprehensive vein treatment for the root cause of your spider veins and varicose veins — not just the symptoms.

The results of vascular mapping can also improve your chance of receiving optimal insurance coverage. Most insurance plans cover vein treatments if you have chronic venous insufficiency or if the treatment is deemed medically necessary. Vein mapping provides visual evidence of the necessity of vein treatment, thereby enhancing your insurance coverage potential. Our board-certified vein doctors in New York always perform vein mapping to diagnose and treat the root cause of your vein problems, ensuring optimal results.

What are the warning signs of deep vein thrombosis?

Deep vein thrombosis is one of the advanced complications of untreated chronic venous insufficiency. Most people don’t suffer from deep vein thrombosis, but if you don’t seek treatment for vein disease for extended periods, you may eventually suffer from this complication. Deep vein thrombosis is a medical condition wherein the accumulated blood in your leg veins hardens and turns into blood clots. If the blood clots break away, they may travel to the lungs, inducing a potentially fatal pulmonary embolism.

The following are the signs and symptoms of deep vein thrombosis:

  • Swelling in one or both legs — usually only one leg.
  • Cramping sensations, pain, and soreness in the calves.
  • Red discoloration on the affected leg.
  • A warm sensation on the affected leg.

If you notice the signs and symptoms of deep vein thrombosis, you cannot wait any longer. Please schedule an appointment at your nearest medical center for vein treatment in New York City.

Can walking dislodge a DVT?

Walking can alleviate some of the discomfort of chronic venous insufficiency and deep vein thrombosis, but it won’t dislodge or treat the problem. The only way to treat deep vein thrombosis or vein disease is through medical intervention. Please contact reliable board-certified vein doctors in New York.

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What happens if varicose veins are left untreated?

If varicose veins are left untreated, blood will continue accumulating in the leg veins, and the varicose veins will continue dilating. Over time, due to excessive dilation, the walls of varicose veins will weaken considerably, leading to burst veins and profuse bleeding. When that happens, you need to be taken to an emergency room. Even if your varicose veins don’t burst, you may experience the long-term complications of untreated chronic venous insufficiency — skin discoloration, leg ulcers, and deep vein thrombosis.

Is walking good for varicose veins?

Walking is good for varicose veins because it improves blood circulation and pushes some of the accumulated blood in your leg veins towards the heart. However, walking can only offer mild and temporary relief from varicose veins and vein disease symptoms. If you want long-term relief, you need to visit a reliable medical center for vein treatment to explore your minimally invasive spider vein and varicose vein treatment options.

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Dr. NAMRATA KHIMANI

Veins Specialists NYC

She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City.

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Dr. SAREH RAJAEE

Veins Specialists NYC

She has extensive experience with vein performing procedures based on New York City.

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Dr. Caroline Novak

Veins Specialists NYC

She is an Internal Medicine and Vein Disease specialist with experience in minimally invasive treatments at our Long Island clinic.

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