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Blood Clots in Legs

 

Varicose veins, which often appear as enlarged, visible veins near the surface of the skin, may signal potential serious health issues such as dangerous blood clots.

Blood clots in legs, vein thrombosis Many people with varicose veins experience pain, swelling, heaviness, and fatigue in the legs.  In many cases, the leg veins may become inflamed and painful -  a condition known as superficial phlebitis.  Sometimes phlebitis can be associated with superficial vein thrombosis, which is often also accompanied by blood clots in the deep leg veins.  There are approximately 600,000 new cases of blood clots in deep leg veins diagnosed in the US each year.  These blood clots can be extremely life-threatening if the clot breaks off, travels to, and lodges in the lung.

Given the potentially serious health risks associated with some varicose veins, people experiencing swollen, painful veins should seek a professional consultation with a physician that specializes in vein disease.  Our physician is specially trained to diagnose and treat vein disorders and can help people avoid more serious complications.

If you have ever had blood clots in legs, call us at 916-835-7777 or contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Milne.