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What are the Possible Complications of Deep Vein Thrombosis DVT?

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Having a clot in a deep vein can increase the risk of vein damage and put your organs at high risk. Untreated conditions can lead to life-threatening problems. Sometimes, deep vein thrombosis DVT does not cause harmful effects but you should not avoid the symptoms. Performing a Deep Vein Thrombosis in Glasgow can help to detect if you develop a clot in your veins. Early detection can help to treat the condition. Sonography helps to find out the location of the clot in your veins and allows healthcare professionals to break it down for better blood flow. This article will help you learn how untreated DVT can cause possible health issues and why an ultrasound is critical. 

Post-Thrombotic Syndrome

If you do not pay attention to clot forms in your veins, it can cause damage to veins. Clots commonly form in the leg or arm. It can block the blood flow as these clots allow valves to let the right blood flow backward flow and pool. It interrupts the blood pushing toward the heart. This condition is known as Post-thrombotic syndrome. It is usually mild but in some cases, you may experience severe symptoms. You may experience the following symptoms, such as

  • skin sore
  • swelling
  • darkened skin color
  • varicose veins that appear blue or twisted under the skin
  • Pain

Phelgmasia Cerulea Dolens

It is a condition in which a clot causes extreme level buildup of fluid in your veins. It can affect both major and small veins. The left leg is more likely to be affected by this condition. The buildup of fluid can whiten your skin which often turns into blue after some time. You can notice the following symptoms:

  • weakness in your muscles while movement
  • burning, tingling, and prickling in the skin
  • blisters on the skin

Pulmonary Embolism

Having a clot in the leg is common these days. Multiple causes can form clots in your legs such as being not physically active. When blood clots come loose from your veins and can move through your bloodstream, it can lead to proper artery blockage in your lungs. This condition is known as pulmonary embolism PE. It may take some time to form a pulmonary embolism. 

It is rare as one in ten people develop this condition. It may not bring symptoms until leads to complete blockage. You can experience some signs and symptoms later, such as:

  • rapid breathing or shortness of breath 
  • sudden rapid heart rate
  • sudden cough
  • having chest pain like stabbing or burning

How Does DVT Ultrasound Help in Clot Detection?

Untreated blood clots can lead to multiple potential health complications. All you need is to get medical help. When it comes to diagnosis tools, a DVT ultrasound is the best way to detect blood clots. Your healthcare professional will use a probe to send the sound waves inside the skin. They go inside and come back when they are hit by dense objects. These waves create a clear image on the computer screen. Doctors get a detailed image of internal veins and detect blood clots. It helps them find the exact location and if it is affecting any nearby organs or soft tissues in your body. 

Final Thought

A DVT ultrasound is critical to diagnose the blood clots in the veins. It gives detailed images of clots that allow doctors to see the exact location. If you experience any pain or cramps that stay persistent for weeks, you should visit your doctor. Early detection can help to get the proper treatment. At RIZ Ultrasound, we use advanced diagnostic tools to perform DVT ultrasound that helps to get results at high accuracy rates. You can schedule your appointment with us. 

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