A blood clot in the veins of the legs may cause pain and swelling. It may be accompanied by inflammation (phlebitis). If not properly diagnosed, a blood clot may move to the lungs and result in a dangerous pulmonary embolism.
Clotting in the vein destroys the valves of vein and in the long run (venous ulcer).
- Venous duplex scan
- Anticoagulant (blood thinner) like cumadine and heparin.
- Thrombolytic therapy
- IVC filter when blood thinner is contraindicated.
- Treatment for leg ulcers caused by venous hypertension and venous reflux, compression treatment to promote healing of ulcer.