Blood Clot – A Sign of Calf Vein Thrombosis

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Blood Clot – A Sign of Calf Vein Thrombosis

A blood clot is a clump of blood that blocks the blood flow in an artery or vein. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in one or more veins located deep inside your body.

Although blood clots usually develop on your thigh or lower legs, they can form in other parts of your body as well. A blood clot in a leg vein may cause pain, swelling, warmth, and tenderness in the affected area.

  • Risk Factors
  • Major surgery
  • Recent trauma
  • Confinement to a bed or wheelchair
  • Blood clotting diseases
  • Being older than 55
  • A family history of blood clots
  • Pregnancy

Blood clotting or coagulation is an important process that can prevent your body from losing too much blood in certain instances. If a blood clot forms inappropriately in one of your veins, it can decrease or block blood flow. An immobile blood clot won’t harm you, however, it can be life-threatening if the clot breaks off, travels to your lungs, and gets stuck there, causing a pulmonary embolism.

When to See a Doctor?

Deep vein thrombosis can have serious consequences for your health if left untreated. Contact your doctor as soon as you can if you develop any of these signs or symptoms.

Symptoms

While deep vein thrombosis can occur without noticeable symptoms, some of its signs and symptoms include:

  • Swelling, usually in one leg
  • Leg pain
  • A feeling of warmth and tenderness in the affected leg
  • Skin discoloration

Trusted Vein Care Services

The Center for Advanced Vein Care specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating all kinds of venous diseases with effective and non-invasive procedures. Vein treatments vary depending on your specific needs. Our experienced vein specialists will closely work with you to determine the best treatment for your condition.

Non-Invasive Treatments

  • Endovenous laser ablation
  • Radiofrequency thermal ablation
  • Thermal ablation using steam
  • A specially formulated ‘glue’ to close the vein
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Set an appointment at the Center for Advanced Vein Care and let one of our board-certified doctors examine your veins and discuss your options. Call us today to schedule a free screening with a board-certified vein doctor.