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Deep vein thrombosis is a condition where a blood clot forms in a deep vein, most often in the calf, thigh or pelvis. This is dangerous because the clot can dislodge and travel through the body in the bloodstream. If the clot reaches the lung it’s known as a pulmonary embolism – a critical and potentially life-threatening condition.
Some risk factors for deep vein thrombosis include:
Symptoms of deep vein thrombosis include a “pulling sensation” in the leg, the feeling of nerve pinching, increased redness and swelling.
The good news is that we can treat varicose veins before deep vein thrombosis has a chance to occur. Learn more about varicose vein treatment here.