How to relieve swelling in deep vein thrombosis

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Acute thrombophlebitis of superficial veins and acute deep vein thrombosis are usually accompanied by edema of one leg, pain in the gastrocnemius muscle and reddening of the skin.

Deep vein thrombosis should be suspected whenpresence of a malignant tumor in the anamnesis, paralysis, strict bed rest for more than 3 days, plaster bandage, a major surgery, local tenderness along the course of deep veins, edema of the entire leg, an increase in the shank circumference by more than 3 cm as compared to a healthy one, the expansion of superficial collateral veins (if there is no varicose veins) and the absence of another obvious cause of edema. With three or more of these factors, the probability of deep vein thrombosis is very high.

Deep vein thrombosis is also predisposed to increased blood coagulability, pregnancy, SLE.

The most accurate method of diagnosis - phlebography,however, repeated ultrasound with compression tests (on days 1, 2 and 8) has a high predictive value of a positive result (94%). According to the latest data, an MRT is a sensitive method for diagnosing vein thrombosis of the ileum-femoral segment. It also has excellent resolving power when examining the inferior vena cava and veins of the pelvis, and is also a valuable method for diagnosing PE.

"Edema in deep vein thrombosis" - an article from the Therapy section

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