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Deep Vein Thrombosis

If a patient who suffers from varicose vein develops superficial vein thrombosis (blood clot) then there is up to a 20% chance that superficial vein thrombosis extends to deep veins or the patient simultaneously suffers from blood clot in leg.

As mentioned before there is up to a 50% chance of developing a blood clot in leg after deep vein thrombosis occurs.

Blood clot in leg is a long-term complication of deep vein thrombosis (blood clot). It will be diagnosed at least 6 months after acute deep vein thrombosis (blood clot) symptoms have passed. Up to 50% of people who suffer from deep vein thrombosis will develop PTS.

Blood clot in leg is a condition that may develop after a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the leg. It can lead to chronic leg pain, swelling, and other symptoms. It might take PTS weeks or months to develop after a DVT has occurred.

A Deep Vein Thrombosis is more likely if you have such medical conditions. The most common treatment for blood clot in leg is compression therapy. Medicines, topical creams, or surgery may be needed. Skin ulcers that are caused by blood clot, it may need special treatment.

Sign & Symptoms of Blood clot in leg:

  • Heaviness & paranesthesia
  • The signs which a health practitioner look for include oedema (swelling),
  • Skin induration (skin thickness),
  • Hyperpigmentation (brown discoloration of the skin),
  • Redness, venous ectasia (venous dilatation),
  • Pain on calf compression and ulcer,
  • A feeling of heaviness in the leg
  • Itching, tingling, or cramping in your leg
  • Leg pain that’s worse with standing, better after resting or raising your leg
  • Widening of leg veins

Treating blood clot in leg using the Compression technique is generally suggested. Leg sores (Ulcer) are a symptom of Post Thrombotic Syndrome. If that's the case, you'll need wound care. Based on the severity of the above signs and symptoms then Dr. Yazdani will give you a score that determines the severity of PTS and help with the management plan.

At Melbourne Varicose Vein we allocate about 60 minutes for the initial consultation. The first consultation takes time as we dig deep to know about your medical and family history to find the root cause for your vein conditions.

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Incase if you have this condition please feel free to enquire more in depth, we can refer or suggest you a doctor for the same.


Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a medical condition where blood clots form in deep veins, typically in the legs. Common problems associated with DVT include swelling, pain, and in severe cases, the potential for the clot to break loose and travel to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism.

Consult a doctor if you experience persistent leg pain, swelling, or discoloration. A deep vein thrombosis doctor, often a vascular specialist or hematologist, can diagnose DVT through imaging tests. They will develop a treatment plan which may include blood thinners, lifestyle changes, or in more severe cases, surgical intervention to remove the clot.

Side effects of deep vein thrombosis can include chronic pain, swelling, and skin discoloration. Treatment with blood thinners may lead to an increased risk of bleeding. It's essential to discuss potential side effects with your doctor, who can tailor the treatment plan to minimize risks while effectively managing the condition.

Yes, many cases of deep vein thrombosis can be treated without surgery. Non-surgical options include anticoagulant medications (blood thinners) to prevent clot growth, compression stockings to reduce swelling, and lifestyle changes such as regular exercise. Your doctor will determine the most suitable treatment based on the severity and specific characteristics of your condition.

Yes, some individuals may experience long-term complications post-deep vein thrombosis, known as post-thrombotic syndrome. This can include chronic pain, swelling, and skin changes. To minimize these complications, it's crucial to follow your doctor's recommendations, including taking prescribed medications, wearing compression stockings, and adopting a healthy lifestyle to promote vascular health.

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