Deep vein thrombosis is a blood condition where a blood clot develops in your vein. This condition can occur anywhere in the body but is most common in the legs. If left untreated, these blood clots can cause problems like pulmonary embolism. Fortunately, deep vein thrombosis can be treated and can prevent serious problems from occurring. So, let’s dive into what to look for if you think you have deep vein thrombosis.
Signs to Look For
The first step is to find out if a blood clot is present. You might not be able to see any visuals that a blood clot is present underneath the skin. But, there are signs to look for that you may feel:
- Redness in the area
- Warm patches of skin
- Throbbing in one leg but not the other
- One leg is swelling while the other is not
- Swelling and pain in the area when you touch your leg
What Should I Do if I Suspect I Have DVT?
If you notice any of these symptoms, it is time to visit a doctor immediately. If you opt for home remedies or ignore the problem and hope it goes away on its own, this could result in severe complications. A pulmonary embolism can cause the following symptoms, shortness of breath, chest pain, lightheadedness, increased heart rate, and coughing up blood. If you experience any of these symptoms, see a medical professional immediately.
If you are diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis, your doctor will work with you to create a treatment plan that suits your needs. Deep vein thrombosis is a serious medical condition, but it is treatable. Your doctor will conduct a series of vein procedures to safely remove or break up the clot in a controlled manner to minimize the risk of a life-threatening condition.
Put Your Trust in a DVT Specialist
If you fear you are suffering from deep vein thrombosis, see a medical professional that specializes in vein and vascular health. This condition is treatable, but you need to seek help immediately. Contact Dr. Kafri’s office to schedule an appointment and start vein treatments today if you have any concerns.