Xarelto Lawsuit Memphis Tennessee
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What is Deep Vein Thrombosis?
If your doctor says you have a condition called deep vein thrombosis, you basically have a blood clot that is located in one of your deeper veins. In most cases, deep vein thrombosis takes place in the inner veins of your legs. It is considered a serious problem because such a blood clot can come loose from wherever it currently is located and move to another spot, such as to a vein in your lungs.
Why Is Deep Vein Thrombosis Concerning?
If you develop a blood clot deep inside your leg, you may end up with a problem referred to as postphlebitic syndrome. This is a condition that is characterized by swelling, discomfort, and a change of coloring in your leg. This condition is directly related to the blood clot that is blocking blood flow to parts of your leg. The slowing or total blockage of blood flow to certain parts of your leg result in the death of cells in your leg, due to lack of oxygen and nutrients.
While this sounds awful, it’s not really that big of a deal in and of itself. In fact, many people have blood clots in their legs and live normal lives, completely unaware they even have a blood clot. They may not develop symptoms for years. Postphlebitic syndrome can be unattractive and uncomfortable, but it’s not that serious of a concern. The real problems lie in what can happen if the condition worsens.
The Biggest Concern: Developing a Pulmonary Embolism
The problems start getting serious if the blood clot deep inside your leg breaks loose from whatever spot it has been sitting. If the blood clot moves, it may lodge itself somewhere dangerous, like in your lungs. That’s when things get serious.
How Do You Know If You’ve Got a Blood Clot?
You probably won’t know you have a blood clot until you feel pain or swelling in your leg and ask your doctor to check it out. In some cases doctors will discover blood clots while checking for other conditions, such as when performing an ultrasound, a CT scan (computerized tomography scan) or an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) for another condition.
What to Do If You Find Out You Have Deep Vein Thrombosis
Once you discover you have this condition, you will want to talk to your doctor about blood thinners and how to prevent the clot from moving. You may need to make some lifestyle changes and take medications. It is hard to treat a blood clot once it has been discovered, so your doctor will probably talk to you about preventative measures you should take to prevent the development of another clot.
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