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Symptoms of blood clot in your legs Learn about Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Deep vein thrombosis - Deep Veins of the Leg

Our blood must flow continuously through our body for the entire lifetime. When you get an injury or a cut, blood clots and prevent spills. Clots are essential to stop bleeding and are healthy and lifesaving in such cases. However, clots form occasionally when they are not needed. It may not loosen up after the purpose is fulfilled. It can then cause serious problems including heart attack and stroke. 

Blood clots that form in the legs occur deep beneath the skin surface in the deep veins. Such clots usually form in the lower leg, pelvis, or thigh but they can also occur in the arm. The condition is called deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

When Varicose veins lead to blood clots

Varicose veins are commonly seen on the legs near the skin surface. Those twisted, bulging, and gnarled veins in the legs can cause the blood flow to be slow and sluggish. This can cause superficial blood clots to form. In association with varicose veins, such clots cause swelling, pain, soreness, or inflammation in the affected area or around the deceased vein.

Superficial clots associated with varicose veins generally do not break off and travel to the lungs or cause pulmonary embolism (PE). Hence DVT is usually not associated with varicose veins.

However, if varicose veins are very large and severe, the chances of DVT are more. It is essential that you talk to your healthcare provider to assess the risk for potential DVT

We need to know that varicose veins are not just a cosmetic concern. If ignored, it can lead to major complications like DVT, pulmonary embolism, ulcers, and several other conditions.

This blog will help you to evaluate if vein problems are progressing and will also enable you to recognize once blood starts to clot in your legs.

Symptoms of blood clots

Chances of DVT are more if you lead a sedentary lifestyle – especially after a surgery or if you remain bedridden due to some health ailments.  If you notice any of the symptoms mentioned below you must get immediate medical help:

Swelling: Swelling can happen in the exact area where the blood clot has formed.  Sometimes it is possible that your entire arm or leg would puff up. 

Color change: The affected area may start to have a red or blue tinge or sometimes the skin may have a colorless pale tone. Any change in your skin color from the natural tone requires attention. Your skin may also turn quite itchy. 

Warm skin: A blood clot can lead to your skin feeling warmer compared to other areas.

Pain: Leg cramps and pain specifically when foot is bend are commonly associated with clots. Size and severity of the clot will determine the pain experienced.

Breathing Issues: A major red flag and one that must never be ignored is when you experience breathing difficulty.  If it is followed by a bad cough, it is likely that the clot has moved up to your lungs. Even worse, some individuals end up coughing up blood. Oxygen deprivation may make one feel dizzy. 

Best prevention of DVT and PE is early diagnosis of the condition and treatment. Reach out to Avis Vascular Center today to get the best diagnosis and treatment for your condition.

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