Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition in which a blood clot forms in one of the deep-seated veins in your body.
Certain genetic conditions increase your risk for DVT, as do medical conditions (such as obesity or pregnancy) and certain medications. Lifestyle factors such as sitting for extended periods of time or smoking also increase your risk of DVT.
Whatever the cause, we can help mitigate symptoms and lessen the likelihood of serious problems caused by DVT.
Common Problems:serious problem that can occur with deep vein thrombosis is when the clot or part of the clot breaks away and travels to the lungs, causing pulmonary embolism (blockage from a clot in the lung). This is a serious development that requires immediate medical attention.
Chronic or long-term DVT can also cause problems locally. Though not life threatening, these complications can be painful and debilitating.
Early symptoms of DVT include swelling, pain, warmth and redness in the involved leg. The location of the blood clot in the body determines how we treat the problem.