How to Check for DVT At Home

March 17, 2021 • • DVTVein Treatment
deep vein thrombosis

Worried You Have Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Having deep vein thrombosis (DVT), can put you at a serious risk of developing a life-threatening complication. When blood clots that are deep in your veins due to DVT break apart, they can travel to other parts of your body, including your lungs. This complication can become deadly without immediate medical care. It’s important to be aware of how to check for symptoms of DVT on your own, so you can get the care you need to reduce the risk of complications.

How to Check Yourself at Home

You can check for signs of DVT at home, but keep in mind that this condition doesn’t cause symptoms in some individuals. Doing a self evaluation can help you notice possible signs that you might have this condition. DVT usually develops in leg veins, but you can develop these blood clots in other parts of your body. Checking yourself for symptoms of this condition means you’ll need to know what you’re looking for.

Symptoms to Look Out For

DVT might cause the following symptoms:
  • Soreness or discomfort in the area, which sometimes begins in the affected calf and moves to other parts of your body
  • Swollen leg, but swelling can occur in both legs
  • Redness or skin discoloration in the affected area
  • Warmth in the affected area
Having a doctor check for DVT is important if you are experiencing symptoms of this condition. If you do have it, you’ll be able to receive prompt treatment, which helps lower the risk of dangerous complications.

Can DVT Be Treated At Home?

You should not attempt to treat DVT without medical care. You’ll need to see a doctor in order to learn about vein treatments that are available for this condition. Your doctor can recommend the most suitable kind of treatment to stop blood clots from becoming larger and reduce your risk of developing more. DVT treatment also typically involves stopping clots from breaking apart to help lower the risk of severe complications. Keep in mind that you should get medical care right away if you experience symptoms of complications, such as sudden lightheadedness, shortness of breath, or a rapid pulse.

Precautions to Take During Covid When Scheduling an Appointment

You might be considering delaying treatment for DVT due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since this can be life-threatening, it’s important to get medical care and find out more about vein procedures for this condition. There are many ways to stay safe during your appointment, such as wearing a mask, not touching your face, and applying hand sanitizer in order to kill germs. Medical offices are also thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis to help keep patients and staff as safe from Covid as possible.

Get Treated at Tri-City Vein in Phoenix

If you have vein problems and need help, please contact us to schedule a consult. At Tri-City Vein in Phoenix, Arizona, we provide many vein treatment options. When you come to our office for your appointment, you can meet our vein physicians in Phoenix to discuss these options and determine which one would work best for you....

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