Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a large blood clot that forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body. DVT usually happens in the legs or pelvis, but a clot can form anywhere in your body.

It’s important to know that approximately 50% of people with DVT experience no symptoms at all.

Nearly half the people with DVT have no symptoms Nearly half the people with DVT have no symptoms

For people who do have DVT symptoms in the affected body part, the most common ones include:

  • Swelling
  • Pain or tenderness
  • Skin that’s warm
  • Red or discolored skin

There are several approaches to treating DVT blood clots, including standard therapies such as blood thinners and compression stockings, and minimally invasive interventional treatments. While medications and compression socks are right for many patients, they don’t actually remove or dissolve the clot. Learn more about DVT treatments and be sure to talk to your doctor about all your options.

Visit clearingtheclot.com to learn more about the risk of DVT complications and explore your treatment options.

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Venous Thromboembolism (Blood Clots). Venous Thromboembolism: Impact of Blood Clots on the United States – Infographic. http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dvt/infographic-impact.html. Accessed October 5, 2015.

2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Venous Thromboembolism (Blood Clots). http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dvt/facts.html. Accessed October 13, 2015.

Be sure to talk with your doctor so that you thoroughly understand all of the risks and benefits associated with treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis.