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What is Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Deep vein thrombosis or DVT is a condition in which a blood clot (thrombus) forms in the deep veins. This condition most commonly occurs in the legs and causes pain or swelling in the earlier stages. It may or may not resolve on its own. If DVT doesn't resolve on its own, it creates a risk of pulmonary embolism, postphlebitic syndrome, and other problems too. In a few cases, DVT can be treated with medications, but some people may require surgical treatment to resolve the condition.

If you have been diagnosed with DVT, get in touch with Pristyn Care and consult our doctors to find out whether you need surgical or medical treatment for DVT.

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Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep Vein Thrombosis in other languages
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis in Hindi - गहरी नस घनास्रता
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis in Telugu - డీప్ వెయిన్ థ్రాంబోసిస్
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis in Kannada - ಆಳವಾದ ರಕ್ತನಾಳದ ಥ್ರಂಬೋಸಿಸ್
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis in Marathi - खोल शिरा थ्रोम्बोसिस
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis in Tamil ஆழமான நரம்பு இரத்த உறைவு
Foods to eat in Deep Veins Thrombosis
  • Turmeric
  • Ginger
  • Vitamin E
  • Turmeric
  • Garlic cloves
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
Foods to avoid in Deep Veins Thrombosis
  • Refined and processed food items like white bread, white rice, and fast food
  • Red and processed meat
  • Sodas and other sugary drinks
  • Food containing excess amount of salt and sugar
  • Alcohol
Why Pristyn Care for Deep Vein Thrombosis?
  • Highly experienced vascular surgeons
  • Flexible payment options
  • Assistance in insurance claim
  • USFDA-approved treatments
  • Free-follow up consultation
  • Free transportation on the day of the surgery
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Treatment

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of DVT is important to identify which treatment method would be ideal for the patient. To determine the severity of the condition, the doctor will first perform a physical exam and check the areas of swelling.

If your doctor thinks that you are at high risk of developing DVT, they will use the following tests for accurate diagnosis:

  • D-dimer Blood Test- D dimer is a specific type of protein that is produced by blood clots. So, when a person has DVT, the levels of this protein increase significantly. This test helps to measure the levels of D dimer and the results will determine whether you are at risk of pulmonary embolism or not.
  • Duplex Ultrasound- It is a non-invasive test in which ultrasound waves are used to create pictures of the blood flow through the veins. A transducer is used in the procedure, which is moved over the body to study each part of the body clearly. For accurate results, the doctor may suggest performing the exam over several days to see if a blood clot is growing or new ones are forming.
  • MRI Scan- The magnetic resonance imaging scan help to identify if DVT is present in the veins of the abdomen.
  • Venography- This test is rarely done as it is invasive but sometimes it becomes necessary to use this method of diagnosis. A dye is injected into the large veins in the ankle or foot to create images of the veins and look for clots.

The results of these tests will determine how promptly you need treatment for DVT.

Surgery

After assessing the severity of DVT, the doctor will suggest the most appropriate treatment method. The goals of DVT treatment are to prevent the clot from growing, breaking loose, or traveling to the lungs and to reduce your chances of having deep vein thrombosis in the other or the same part of your body.

We treat DVT in a minimally invasive manner. During the procedure, the surgeon breaks the blood clots using the laser technique. The treatment doesn’t involve any cuts or stitches and has no risks and complications associated with the procedure. It is done on an outpatient basis and the patient can go back home on the same day. To learn more about the procedure, you can talk to any of our vascular surgeons.

In Our Doctor's Word

Dr. Santosh Kumar Tiwari

MBBS, DNB, MCh- Vascular Surgery

21 Years Experience

"DVT is an extremely serious condition and any delay only severs the condition further. In Fact, one of the most common risk of delayed treatment is pulmonary embolism. This is when one of the blood clot loosens and travels to the lungs. This will halt the blood flow to your heart, risk heart enlargement and can turn fatal. Therefore, the best advice is, timely treatment."

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I massage my legs if I have deep vein thrombosis?

If you have deep vein thrombosis, massaging the legs is not a wise option. This can lead to the clot breaking free and can have life-threatening implications.

Is DVT a life-threatening disease?

Yes. If left untreated for a long time, DVT can be a life-threatening disease. When the clots continue to build and grow, it increases the chance of clots breaking loose and reaching the lungs through the bloodstream. If this happens, you may suffer from a pulmonary embolism which can be fatal. Therefore, it is important that you seek proper treatment for DVT as soon as possible.

Will DVT exhibit symptoms?

In most cases, DVT doesn’t exhibit any kind of symptoms, not even pain or leg cramps. This makes it harder to identify the problem in the early stages. But in some cases, the patient may experience pain, swelling, or tightness in the area where the blood clots exist. This will indicate that there is some problem with the nerves and you will be able to see proper treatment without any delay.

Who should I consult to get the best-in-class treatment for DVT in Gurgaon?

You should consult a vascular surgeon to get optimal care for DVT. They specialize in treating all conditions related to the arteries and veins. They will diagnose you thoroughly and suggest the most plausible treatment method according to your condition.

Where can I find the best vascular surgeons in Gurgaon?

You can find some of the best vascular surgeons in Gurgaon at Pristyn Care. We have a dedicated team of surgeons who have more than 8 years of experience in performing surgical procedures for the treatment of DVT and other vascular problems too.

What is the success rate of DVT treatment in Gurgaon at Pristyn Care?

The success rate of DVT at Pristyn Care is more than 90% as we have the best doctors who are highly experienced and techniques are safe and effective.

Can exercise help in preventing DVT?

Yes. Exercise can significantly improve the symptoms of DVT and even prevent the condition from arising. It will improve the blood flow and make sure that blood clots don’t form in the first place.

What foods should be avoided in the case of deep vein thrombosis?

Avoid junk, processed, and greasy foods. Also, avoid foods containing excess salt and sugar. In addition to these, do not consume a lot of animal fat and discuss with your doctor the amount of Vitamin K you should take.

How long does deep vein thrombosis surgery last?

The advanced and latest deep vein thrombosis treatment procedures may last 25-45 minutes. However, the surgical duration may vary depending on factors such as the type of technique used during the procedure, the type of anesthesia given to the patient, area affected by deep vein thrombosis, etc.

Can deep vein thrombosis lead to stroke?

Yes, deep vein thrombosis may lead to stroke. If the blood clot separates from the walls of the veins and happens to hinder the blood circulation system, it can cause serious complications such as heart stroke.

Is deep vein thrombosis surgery painful?

No. Deep vein thrombosis surgery performed with the latest medical technology is minimally invasive and performed under the influence of anesthesia, which makes the treatment painless and smooth as compared to conventional methods. However, you may feel little discomfort post deep thrombosis surgery which can be managed through prescribed medication by your vascular specialist.

How can I identify early signs of deep vein thrombosis?

If you are experiencing any of the following signs, get in touch with the vascular surgeon to get a thorough diagnosis along with the best-suited treatment:

  • Swelling in the affected area
  • If the skin is getting warm in the affected region
  • Soreness and pain while touching the affected region
  • Discoloration around the area
  • Extreme cramping or throbbing
Is it safe to exercise with deep vein thrombosis in the leg?

Doing exercise in deep vein thrombosis can be highly beneficial as it can enhance the blood circulation in the body. However, experts always suggest not to indulge in rigorous physical activities or exercises that exert pressure on the affected area.

Do varicose veins cause deep vein thrombosis?

People who have varicose veins are at higher risk of developing deep vein thrombosis as compared to others. If varicose veins are left untreated, the blood cells can clump together to cause blood clots, Which may result in deep vein thrombosis.

How can I know if I have deep vein thrombosis?

The common symptoms associated with deep vein thrombosis include cramping, throbbing, swelling, redness, and warmth in the affected area. It is highly advisable to visit an experienced vascular specialist if you notice any of these symptoms related to deep vein thrombosis for proper diagnosis and to get effective treatment.

Can deep vein thrombosis cure on its own?

In rare cases, small clots present in the veins can disintegrate and dissolve on their own. But, if there are blood clots that are large or multiple in number, they usually do not go on their own and may need immediate medical advice. Therefore, consult a highly experienced vascular specialist at Pristyn Care in Gurgaon for proper diagnosis along with the best deep vein thrombosis treatment.

Which is the safest treatment for deep vein thrombosis?

Thrombectomy and laser procedures for deep vein thrombosis are advanced and performed with the latest medical technology. They are generally considered safe and more effective as compared to conventional methods for deep vein thrombosis treatment.

Is deep vein thrombosis life-threatening?

Deep vein thrombosis is generally not a life-threatening condition if treated timely. However, in rare cases, if deep vein thrombosis is left untreated, it can create serious health concerns like pulmonary embolism, which can become life-threatening if not treated on time.

Can I avoid deep vein thrombosis surgery?

Some mild cases of deep vein thrombosis can be treated through medications and lifestyle modifications. However, if the condition of deep vein thrombosis is severe, it is always a better option not to delay the proper treatment to get faster relief.

Is it safe for me to travel with deep vein thrombosis?

Travel that may require prolonged hours of continuous sitting or standing can escalate the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis and worsen the condition. Therefore, if you have deep vein thrombosis and you need to travel, you must discuss it with your doctor and take proper precautions to minimize the complication of the condition.

Who is at higher risk for deep vein thrombosis?

Following are some people who may be at higher risk for developing deep vein thrombosis:

  • Middle-aged to old aged people
  • Pregnant women
  • People in professions that require sitting and standing for longer hours
  • Females taking birth control
  • People who smoke regularly
Is it okay to massage legs affected with deep vein thrombosis?

It is not at all advised to massage legs with DVT. This can make the blood clot break free from the vein walls and enter into the bloodstream which can result in potentially fatal complications like pulmonary embolism.

Does wearing compression stockings improve the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis?

Yes, wearing compression stockings may help in increasing the blood flow in the affected area and reduce swelling and discomfort. Hence, wearing stockings can help in preventing the possible complications of deep vein thrombosis to some extent.

Which doctor should I consult for deep vein thrombosis?

You should consider consulting a hematologist, radiologist, or vascular surgeon to seek medical advice or treatment for your blood clots or deep vein thrombosis.

Can deep vein thrombosis be acquired by blood clots during surgery?

Yes. A deep vein thrombosis can be acquired due to blood clots during surgery. As most surgeries are performed by using anesthesia, it can numb sensations in certain areas of the body or induce sleep. This lack of movement can lead to the formation of blood clots and can ultimately result in deep vein thrombosis.

Can deep vein thrombosis be prevented?

If spotted early, deep vein thrombosis can be prevented by following healthy practices such as refraining from smoking, maintaining healthy body weight, breathing exercises to promote blood circulation, drinking plenty of fluids, or wearing compression stockings regularly. However, deep vein thrombosis in severe cases can not be prevented and needs immediate medical attention.

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Advanced Deep Vein Thrombosis Treatment 

Deep vein thrombosis is one condition that can have serious and even life-threatening implications. With rapidly changing and fast-paced lives, people are even more prone to deep vein thrombosis. But due to their jam-packed schedules, people tend to delay receiving proper treatment for deep vein thrombosis even after the symptoms start surfacing. This delay often results in the worsening of the problem, and sometimes severe complications also arise. With our team of experienced doctors and modern laser treatment, you can say goodbye to deep vein thrombosis within no time. And with a number of clinics available across the city, you won’t even have to travel much. You can receive the best treatment for deep vein thrombosis.

Laser Treatment for Deep Vein Thrombosis at Pristyn Care

We offer the modern laser procedure for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis in Gurgaon. Laser treatment is a state-of-the-art procedure that can help you get rid of deep vein thrombosis without any hassle. The procedure is minimally invasive and does not carry out any major cuts or incisions on the body. The entire procedure is absolutely painless and there is no risk of any postoperative complications. Laser treatment is 100 percent safe and the recovery after the procedure is also very fast. Pristyn Care has a team of highly skilled and experienced doctors that can help you say goodbye to deep vein thrombosis without any hiccups. Just give us a call and we’ll take care of the rest.

Consult with Pristyn Care’s Vascular Surgeons

For optimal care, you can rely on our team of vascular doctors. In Gurgaon, we house the most experienced and skilled team of surgeons who specialize in all kinds of medical and surgical procedures, including laser-assisted surgeries. When you consult with our doctors, they will assess your condition and determine its severity to suggest the most suitable treatment method.

If surgery is needed, the doctor will carry out the procedure safely and remove the blood clots with precision. They will also provide care tips and compile a plan that will instruct you on how to take care of your body and recover quickly after the surgery. You can get in touch with them anytime throughout the treatment journey and they will make sure that all your doubts and concerns regarding the DVT treatment are resolved properly.

Book An Appointment with Pristyn Care To Seek Proper Treatment

Schedule an appointment with us by calling us on the number given above or by filling out the appointment form. You can also use the Patient app and explore the list of doctors who are available in the city near you. Pick a doctor of your choice and confirm the appointment at your convenience.

After consultation, you can directly talk to our medical coordinators to schedule another consultation with the doctor pre and post-surgery without any hassle. You can also choose between the online or offline consultation mode. In the offline mode, you have to visit the hospital or clinic for consultation, whereas, in the online mode, you can consult with the doctor over a call.

How to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?

You can prevent deep vein thrombosis by making simple changes in your life. Here are a few tips that will help:

  • Avoid Sitting Still- As the condition most commonly arises in the legs, make sure that you don’t sit still for long periods. Don’t cross your legs for long as it can also block the blood flow. And if you can’t do anything about moving, lift your legs above your heart level. This will make it easier for the nerves to take blood from the legs to the heart as they won’t have to work against gravity.
  • Don’t Smoke- Smoking severely affects the nervous system and makes the blood vessels weaker. This increases the risk of developing DVT. Therefore, you need to quit this unhealthy habit as soon as possible.
  • Exercise and Maintain a Healthy Weight- Being overweight makes you more vulnerable to DVT. Therefore, it is necessary that you maintain a healthy weight and lower your risk of blood clots by exercising.

Along with these, it is also advisable that you eat a healthy and balanced diet and visit a doctor every two years for a full-body checkup to identify the health risks in an early stage.

How should I prepare for deep vein thrombosis surgery?

There are the following tips that may help you in preparation for deep veins thrombosis surgery:

  • Inform the doctor about your medical history or current medication if you are taking any.
  • Avoid taking any antibiotics at least 2-3 days before the surgery unless advised by your doctor.
  • Refrain from consumption of alcohol or smoking 78 hours before the surgery to avoid any complications during the treatment.
  • Ask your doctor regarding meals before surgery. However, it is suggested to eat light and fiber-rich foods that are easy to digest and would not cause constipation.

How can I reduce the risk of developing a thrombosis while traveling?

There are a few tips that may help you prevent deep vein thrombosis from developing and progressing:

  • Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated throughout the travel
  • Avoid alcohol or alcoholic drinks
  • Avoid wearing tight clothes
  • Try doing minimal exercises every hour, like stretching and bending the legs to promote blood flow.
  • If sitting for a longer period of time, stand up, stretch, and walk around whenever possible.
  • Try not to take sleeping pills or other sedatives that may increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis.
  • Wear compression stocking while traveling in order the maintain a better blood flow in the affected area.

How do I recover faster after deep vein thrombosis surgery?

Some of the tips that may help you in faster and smooth recovery:

  • Take proper sleep and rest as much as you can.
  • Drink enough water throughout the day to ensure your body stays hydrated.
  • Refrain from indulging in exercises or activities that may strain the area affected by deep vein thrombosis.
  • Eat a healthy diet that is rich in fiber, proteins, and vitamins to enhance the healing process.
  • Do contact your doctor if you experience any odd symptoms post deep vein thrombosis surgery.
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