Post-treatment considerations

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Learn how to reduce your chances of getting post-thrombotic syndrome (PTSPost thrombotic syndrome (PTS): Describes a long-term effects that can follow from a Deep Vein Thrombosis.)

What is PTSPost thrombotic syndrome (PTS): Describes a long-term effects that can follow from a Deep Vein Thrombosis.?

Even if a DVTDeep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): The condition that describes when a blood clot, or thrombus, develops in a deep vein. has been successfully treated, it may have done long-lasting damage to the veins and valves, resulting in a condition called PTSPost thrombotic syndrome (PTS): Describes a long-term effects that can follow from a Deep Vein Thrombosis.. With PTSPost thrombotic syndrome (PTS): Describes a long-term effects that can follow from a Deep Vein Thrombosis., people can experience leg pain, swelling and general discomfort. PTSPost thrombotic syndrome (PTS): Describes a long-term effects that can follow from a Deep Vein Thrombosis. is a challenging condition to cope with in its own right. The effects of PTSPost thrombotic syndrome (PTS): Describes a long-term effects that can follow from a Deep Vein Thrombosis. are long lasting and may be difficult to treat.

When am I at risk for PTSPost thrombotic syndrome (PTS): Describes a long-term effects that can follow from a Deep Vein Thrombosis.?

The chances of getting PTSPost thrombotic syndrome (PTS): Describes a long-term effects that can follow from a Deep Vein Thrombosis. are highest during the first 2 years after DVTDeep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): The condition that describes when a blood clot, or thrombus, develops in a deep vein., although the risk can continue for many years after. Although PTSPost thrombotic syndrome (PTS): Describes a long-term effects that can follow from a Deep Vein Thrombosis. symptoms may appear soon after DVTDeep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): The condition that describes when a blood clot, or thrombus, develops in a deep vein. treatment stops, it cannot be diagnosed with certainty for another 3 to 6 months. Since PTSPost thrombotic syndrome (PTS): Describes a long-term effects that can follow from a Deep Vein Thrombosis. poses a long-term risk, it is essential to follow your doctor’s recommendations even after your DVTDeep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): The condition that describes when a blood clot, or thrombus, develops in a deep vein. treatment is finished.

Sticking with your DVTDeep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): The condition that describes when a blood clot, or thrombus, develops in a deep vein. treatment can help

It is important to meet with your doctor to determine whether your originally prescribed DVTDeep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): The condition that describes when a blood clot, or thrombus, develops in a deep vein. treatment is sufficient. You should never stop treatment without speaking to your doctor first, even if symptoms have subsided. If you do so, you risk that your DVTDeep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): The condition that describes when a blood clot, or thrombus, develops in a deep vein. does not fully dissolve and causes damage to your veins. 

Watching out for PTSPost thrombotic syndrome (PTS): Describes a long-term effects that can follow from a Deep Vein Thrombosis. symptoms

Contact your doctor for an appointment right away if you experience any of the following symptoms in your leg or foot:

  • Pain, swelling, aching or heaviness 
  • Cramping, itching or tingling
  • Bluish or brown pigmentation
  • Ulcer 
  • Enlarged or gnarled veins, known as varicose veins
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