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Venous Reflux Examination

What is it?

A Venous Reflux Examination is a non-invasive test that is used to test the valves in the veins of the legs.

What can I expect during the examination?

A small sensor will be taped to your leg. The technologist will ask you to pump your foot up and down several times. The pumping action pushes blood up the leg toward the heart. The sensor measures how quickly the blood returns down to the ankle. From these measurements, the technologist can determine if the valves are working properly (venous valvular insufficiency.)

Your doctor will receive the test results in approximately 2 working days.

What kinds of symptoms might I experience if I have venous valvular insufficiency?

There are many signs and symptoms that you may experience, such as:

  • Chronic lower leg/ankle swelling
  • An ulcer (or sore) that won’t heal
  • Skin discoloration of the lower legs or ankles
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