DVT and issues afterwards.

Venous Reflux Exams . 4 answers . 2 years ago

I was on blood thinners before and have tried compression stockings too. They don't seem to work or alleviate the pain that comes after athletic activity. I had a DVT from my groin to my ankle. Are there any procedures that could alleviate this?

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2 years ago by UCLA Imaging & Interventional Center-Vascular Treatment

Yes. It sounds like you are suffering from post thrombotic syndrome. This is not uncommon following an extensive deep vein thrombosis of your leg. There are minimally invasive procedures which use blood thinning medications and special devices to remove clot and open areas of narrowing. This will decrease the venous hypertension in your leg. I can recommend that you see your local interventional radiologist or vascular specialist to discuss procedures that can improve the venous outflow in your leg.

2 years ago by UCLA Imaging & Interventional Center-Vascular Treatment (View Profile)

Yes. It sounds like you are suffering from post thrombotic syndrome. This is not uncommon following an extensive deep vein thrombosis of your leg. There are minimally invasive procedures which use blood thinning medications and special devices to remove clot and open areas of narrowing. This will decrease the venous hypertension in your leg. I can recommend that you see your local interventional radiologist or vascular specialist to discuss procedures that can improve the venous outflow in your leg.


2 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

You need to see a physician who is experienced in evaluation of the veins of the abdomen and pelvis. Your symptoms raise the suspicion that you may have an obstruction of venous flow in the pelvic veins which limit flow out of the leg. This often causes worsening discomfort and swelling with exercise. Many such patients can be helped with balloon angioplasty of the obstructed veins with placement of stents to hold the veins open. Some vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists perform these procedures, but you need to be sure that you are seeing one with an interest in and experience with this condition.
Stephen F. Daugherty, MD, FACS, RVT, RPhS

2 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

You need to see a physician who is experienced in evaluation of the veins of the abdomen and pelvis. Your symptoms raise the suspicion that you may have an obstruction of venous flow in the pelvic veins which limit flow out of the leg. This often causes worsening discomfort and swelling with exercise. Many such patients can be helped with balloon angioplasty of the obstructed veins with placement of stents to hold the veins open. Some vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists perform these procedures, but you need to be sure that you are seeing one with an interest in and experience with this condition.
Stephen F. Daugherty, MD, FACS, RVT, RPhS


2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center

You might be a good candidate to have a percutanous (catheters) recanalization (reopening) of the vein. You need to be seen by a Phlebologist (vein specialist) who can help you with that.

Rodolfo D. Farhy, MD, FACC, FAHA

2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

You might be a good candidate to have a percutanous (catheters) recanalization (reopening) of the vein. You need to be seen by a Phlebologist (vein specialist) who can help you with that.

Rodolfo D. Farhy, MD, FACC, FAHA


2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

You sound like you have venous claudication(leg discomfort with activity as a result of venous occlusion). This is not a simple problem to treat. Usually with time, new veins will grow to increase the venous return and reduce the symptoms. If your symptoms limit you now, then you may require a full venous evaluation to look at the deep system to see if you are a candidate for venous stenting or venous bypass surgery. Both of these procedures are invasive and carry their own set of problems. You should consult with a vascular surgeon.

2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

You sound like you have venous claudication(leg discomfort with activity as a result of venous occlusion). This is not a simple problem to treat. Usually with time, new veins will grow to increase the venous return and reduce the symptoms. If your symptoms limit you now, then you may require a full venous evaluation to look at the deep system to see if you are a candidate for venous stenting or venous bypass surgery. Both of these procedures are invasive and carry their own set of problems. You should consult with a vascular surgeon.


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