What is a venogram?

A venogram is a test that lets your healthcare provider see the veins in your body, especially in your legs. A special dye is injected that can be seen on an X-ray. The dye lets your healthcare provider check the health of your veins.

What is the purpose of a venogram?

A venogram is used to confirm a diagnosis of DVT. It is also used to tell if a vein problem is a blood clot or another kind of blockage. It can be used to look at vein problems present at birth (congenital) or to find a vein for bypass graft surgery. It may be used to find out what is causing swelling or pain in a leg.


How is a venogram performed?

A venogram is a test done by injecting contrast dye into your veins. After the dye is in your veins, your doctor will use a type of X-ray testing called a fluoroscopy to image your veins, typically in your legs. Venograms help to detect issues in your veins and can show where you may have clotting or clogging.

How long does it take to recover from a venogram?

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