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Deep Vein Thrombosis

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Best Center for Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) Treatment in Kphb, Kukatpally, Hyderabad

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Dr. Puneeth Joopalli
Dr. Puneeth Joopalli
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Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can be the cause of pain and swelling of lower limbs which occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more of the deep veins of legs due to various reasons.

Deep vein thrombosis can be very serious condition as blood clots that are formed in the veins can dislodge anytime and travel through the bloodstream and get lodged in the lungs, blocking blood flow and cause pulmonary embolism which is fatal.

Whenever you notice pain or swelling in the legs consult your vascular surgeon and start on medications as advised by the surgeon immediately to rule out deep vein thrombosis and to avoid any unforeseen complications .

What are the Causes of Deep vein thrombosis?


The main causes of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are damage due to infection or injury or damage to a vein from surgery or inflammation. The more risk factors you have, the greater your risk of developing DVT.

Risk factors include-

  • Age – DVT is more common in people older than 60 years
  • Prolonged immobilization – in neurological cases such as paralysis, bed rest for longer times can lead to blood clots and later DVT.
  • Pregnancy
  • Birth control pills (oral contraceptives)
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Cancer treatment for some cancers
  • Patients with Heart failure and on their treatment
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Family history of DVT or PE
  • Genetics- people with clotting factor deficiencies have risk of developing

What are the Symptoms of Deep vein thrombosis?

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) symptoms can include:

  • Swelling of the legs
  • Pain in the legs or cramping
  • Skin discoloration
  • Feeling of warmth of affected leg compared to other side

If you develop any of the symptoms of a pulmonary embolism (PE), contact your vascular surgeon immediately -

  • Sudden shortness of breath
  • Severe Chest pain or discomfort
  • Dizziness and fainting
  • Rapid pulse(Tachycardia )
  • Rapid breathing (tachypnoea)
  • Blood in cough (haemoptysis)

How do we diagnose Deep vein thrombosis?


To diagnose DVT, your Deep vein thrombosis vascular surgeon will do a physical exam and ask questions about your symptoms and check your legs for swelling, tenderness or changes in skin color-

  • D-dimer blood test.
  • Duplex ultrasound of the lower limbs
  • Venography-
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan

What is the Treatment of Deep vein thrombosis?


If you have any of the symptoms suggestive of deep vein thrombosis mainly pain and swelling in lower limbs and confirmed on examination and tests the vascular surgeon decides on the DVT treatment options based on your findings -

  • Blood thinners(Anti coagulants)
  • Clot busters (Thrombolytics)
  • Blood thinners(Anti coagulants)
  • Clot busters (Thrombolytics)
  • Vena cava Filters – to prevent blood clots from going to lungs
  • Support stockings (compression stockings)
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Deep Vein Thrombosis

A superficial venous thrombosis (also called phlebitis or superficial thrombophlebitis) is when blood clots develop in a vein close to the surface of your skin. These types of blood clots rarely travel to your lungs unless they move from the superficial system into the deep venous system first. While a physician can diagnose superficial vein clots with a physical exam, they can only diagnose DVT with an ultrasound.

A DVT can take several months to a year to come apart, so you’ll need to keep taking blood thinner medicines as instructed and keep wearing compression stockings until your provider tells you to stop. You may need blood tests to make sure you’re getting the right dose of blood thinners. Your provider may want to do more ultrasounds later to find out if your blood clot is still in the same place, improving or getting larger.

You should get emergency care if the blood thinners you’re taking make you bleed too much, or cause problems like bright red blood in vomit or stool.

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