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At the British Varicose Vein Centre we offer an early detection service for the potential risk of developing thread veins, varicose veins, pelvic varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

Early detection of venous disease can help people understand their risk factors for DVT , varicose veins and thread/ spider veins.

Vein check up and vein screening can thus can provide very important information that can be used for for effective prevention or treatment options of venous disease.

Have you had a recent long haul flight, had pain in the leg or worried that you may have a deep vein thrombosis? Do you have a family history of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)? Are you worried you may have “sticky blood” that may cause a DVT? Are you concerned about other risk factors for DVT?

Vein check up and vein screening can thus can provide very important information that can be used for for effective prevention or treatment options of venous disease.

Are you worried that you may develop varicose veins or thread veins in the future as you have a family history of varicose veins? Do you have aching, swollen or restless legs? Do you simply require a thorough vein check up?

At the British Varicose Vein Centre we offer a bespoke service of your veins that are The vein screening service is an office hours based service offered by the British Varicose Vein Centre in you are individually assessed by a consultant vein specialist offer advice and discuss the preventative measures relevant to you.

The Screening options available are:

Standard Venous Check-up (screen): The standard venous checkup involves a thorough leg evaluation about your leg. Examining for the presence or future development of thread vein/ spider veins varicose veins, skin damage or even leg ulcers or the effect that a pregnancy will have on the veins in the leg. This examination also includes a venous duplex ultrasound scan.

Comprehensive Venous Screening: This Involves a thorough evaluation by the consultant vein specialist and risk factor evaluation for developing blood clots and deep vein thrombosis. A leg examination. A leg examination involves inspection for chronic venous disease, varicose veins, thread veins and other conditions related to vein disease. A Venous duplex ultrasound scan of both legs to assess for faulty valves and veins. A blood test known as a thrombophilia screen to assess whether you were born with or a inherited “sticky blood” disorder. A full and detailed report follows.

Deep Vein Thrombosis Screen: This involves a thorough evaluation by the consultant vein specialist. A venous Duplex ultrasound scan and a blood test called a D-Dimer is performed. The D-Dimer is a blood test that assesses whether you have a recent blood clot. A full a detailed report follows. In an emergency a D-Dimer test and an emergency consultation followed by second visit duplex scan and consultation takes place.

For further information please ring (0207 286 7274) or email (bvvc@varicoseveins.co.uk) and quote Standard Vein check-up, Compressive Venous Screen or Deep Vein Thrombosis Screen.