Blood Clot or DVT?

According to Dr Morrison, “About 5% of the U.S. population has a blood clotting disorder which means they are more likely to form blood clots in their veins than other people. Blood clots in arteries can cause very serious, even life-threatening problems and occur spontaneously. Blood clots in veins, on the other hand, are not usually dangerous unless they occur in so-called deep veins in the legs or pelvis – a Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT. Because of the possibility of patients forming these venous blood clots, especially after a medical procedure, it is imperative that all patients be followed carefully, including with ultrasound to detect these venous blood clots after all but the most superficial vein treatment.” Please consult a Phlebologist, aka vein doctor, if you have any concerns about blood clots, DVT’s, or your vein health.

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