DVT is formation of blood clots (thrombus) within deep veins, most commonly in legs.
Symptoms– can be Pain, swelling, warmth, redness or discoloration, distension of surface veins.
Causes/risk factors– Venous stasis, hypercoagulability of blood, blood wall damage. Trauma, surgery, bed ridden patients are prone for DVT.
Diagnosis– Clinical examination of patient, imaging of blood vessels using color Doppler, CT venography, MR venography, venogram., D-dimer test
Treatment- medication with anticoagulants, if not resolved then catheter directed thrombosuction and thrombolysis treatment prevents permanent leg damage and post thrombotic syndrome.