Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein deep within your body, usually in your legs. Although you may not have any signs of DVT, symptoms can include swelling and leg pain. Deep vein thrombosis may develop if you have certain blood-clotting conditions, if you don’t move for a long time (such as after surgery or long plane flights) or if you’re bedridden for a long period of time.
Deep vein thrombosis symptoms may include:
If you have poor circulation or improper blood clotting because of a health problem or medical condition or injury to a limb, the risk of developing a blood clot in the deep veins in your body increases dramatically.
If you’re having leg pain from poor circulation in your legs, consult with your primary care doctor about what to do. Discussing your symptoms can help reduce the likelihood of developing a life-threatening complication. If you have DVT symptoms, seek medical attention right away and call 911.
Depending on your condition, your doctor may recommend the following type of treatments for deep vein thrombosis:
At Riverview Health, our vascular surgeons and team provide exceptional care to treat deep vein thrombosis. We offer preventive tests through our $79 vascular screening package to help evaluate risk factors and potential complications of DVT. See if you meet the qualifications for a vascular screening package by completing our online form or calling 317.776.7247.
Riverview Health evaluates and treats a wide array of vascular conditions for people living in Noblesville, Carmel, Cicero, Fishers, Sheridan and Westfield, IN.