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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) 

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, often in the legs. It can result from anything that hinders normal blood flow or clotting. Causes include extended inactivity (e.g., long flights or bed rest), vein injury, and certain medical conditions.

DVT is serious and requires treatment to prevent clots from traveling to the lungs, heart, or brain, which can be fatal.

Contact us to schedule a DVT consultation we are located in San Jose, Santa Clara County, Silicon Valley.  (408) 918-0405

Causes of DVT

  • Prolonged inactivity or bed rest
  • Long sedentary travel
  • Inherited conditions
  • Vein damage from surgery or injury
  • Certain medications, hormone replacement, birth control pills, cancer treatments
  • Smoking
  • Increased vein pressure from obesity or pregnancy

Symptoms of DVT

  • Red or discolored skin
  • Swelling along the vein, in legs, ankles, and feet
  • Pain or tenderness
  • Increased warmth in the area
  • Pain or tenderness when standing or walking

Diagnosis of DVT

  • Physical examination and symptom review
  • Blood tests for D-dimer levels
  • Imaging tests: Ultrasound, CT scan, MRI, venography
  • Blood coagulation tests

Treatment of DVT

  • Compression Stockings: Prevent blood pooling
  • Anticoagulants: Blood thinners (heparin, warfarin)
  • Thrombolytics: Break up clots in severe cases
  • Thrombin Inhibitors: Inhibit clotting enzyme thrombin
  • Vena Cava Filter: Prevent clots from reaching the lungs

Complications of DVT

  • Embolism: A clot that travels to the lungs (pulmonary embolism), brain (stroke), or heart (heart attack). Symptoms include sharp chest pain, dizziness, shortness of breath, and coughing pink mucus. Immediate medical care is required.

Prevention of DVT

  • Stay active and avoid prolonged sitting or standing
  • Lose weight and manage blood pressure
  • Avoid smoking
  • During long trips, walk or stretch legs
  • Follow prescribed anticoagulant medication instructions

For concerns or symptoms of DVT, seek medical attention promptly.

Benefits of Treatment here at MISS

  • Safe, with high standards of care
  • No incision, minimal pain, and no scarring
  • No general anesthesia required
  • Outpatient procedure with same-day discharge
  • Fast recovery, typically around two hours
  • Cost-effective
Choose MISS for a safer, faster, and more comfortable surgical experience. 

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