What is DVT?
Deep vein thrombosis or phlebothrombosis is a disease that requires urgent treatement. This disease can lead to serious health consequences and even death if not treated on time. Phlebothrombosis is a dangerous condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein. This clot prevents the normal functioning of blood circulation and increases the pressure in the venous system. The main danger comes from the fact that the trombus is not fixed. Along with the natural motion of the blood stream, it may proceed to the lungs and cause pulmonary embolism.
What causes phlebothrombosis?
The main causes of phlebothrombosis (deep venous thrombosis) are the sluggish blood flow combined with rapid coagulation of the blood.
What are the symptoms phlebothrombosis?
Fatigue. Pain, discomfort, swelling in the affected leg. It is possible that the affected limb to change its color to blue, violet or red. It may affect both the upper leg and the lower leg. Usualy when the thrombophlebitis affects the thigh, the edema covers the entire extremity.
What is the recommended treatement?
The patient must be in bedrest. Any movement may move the clot, thereby to cause a pulmonary embolism. Surgery is only recommended in certain cases. There are more modern treatment methods that do not require surgery and recovery period is minimized. Dr. Kyuchukov is an experienced surgeon in the field of vascular diseases. By consulting him, you can find the most appropriate method of treatment.