Understanding Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the technical term for a blood clot stuck in a deep vein within the body. It can be especially dangerous because if the blood clot travels to the lungs, it could result in a potentially fatal pulmonary embolism. Be aware of the warning signs of deep vein thrombosis to prevent serious complications.
Key Warning Signs of DVT
The following are common signs to look out for if you suspect deep vein thrombosis:
- Discoloration — Look for discoloration in the skin near the affected area, which may redden or become darker.
- Throbbing in your leg — Throbbing pain is a glaring indicator of DVT. Seek medical attention if you experience this.
- Warm skin — The skin around the affected vein might feel unusually warm to the touch.
What to do if you think you might have DVT?
If you suspect DVT, visit your primary care doctor for an evaluation and consider getting a referral for a vein and vascular specialist.
Contact United Vein & Vascular Centers for DVT Concerns
Our vein specialists at United Vein & Vascular Centers can help you understand and address your vein condition.
- Reduce your symptoms.
- Improve your daily functionality.
- Enhance your quality of life.
Contact us today to learn more or to set up an appointment.