Deep vein thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot in one or more deep veins of the body. It can be asymptomatic in some cases, but it mostly presents with pain and swelling. It can occur in any part of the body, but it mostly occurs in the leg. It can be very serious as these blood clots can travel through the bloodstream and block the pulmonary blood flow.
DVT treatment focuses on preventing the clot from getting bigger and breaking loose to travel to the lungs or other veins. In the beginning stages, the doctor can manage the condition using medications such as blood thinners, clot busters, and compression stockings. However, the only permanent treatment for DVT is clot removal through laser ablation.