If left untreated, the clot may become fatal if it moves to the lungs resulting in a pulmonary embolism. This is why it is crucial that you seek care immediately if you expect you may be suffering from DVT.
What Causes DVT?
There are many potential causes for DVT including the following:
Excessive bed rest
Surgery side effect
Extended car or air travel
Oral contraceptive therapies
What Are the Treatment Options for DVT?
During a treatment session, your doctor will inject a blood thinner into the blood and prescribe blood thinning medicine to prevent the clot from getting bigger and to prevent new clots from forming.
Your doctor should be able to discuss how long medication will be required based on the severity of your case.
Additionally, many providers also recommend wearing compression stockings to control any swelling.
How Else Can I Manage My DVT?
Aside from following the medical instructions provided by your doctor there are a few other ways to manage your DVT: