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Post-Thrombotic Syndrome

Post-Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS): After the Blood Clot

Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a long-term complication that can develop after a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot that forms in a deep vein, usually in the leg. PTS can cause significant discomfort and affect your quality of life.

Understanding the Problem

When a DVT forms, it can damage the valves within the affected vein. These valves normally keep blood flowing in one direction towards the heart. Damaged valves can lead to a condition called venous reflux, where blood pools or flows backward, causing pressure and swelling in the leg.

Symptoms of PTS:

Who's at Risk for PTS?

Managing Post-Thrombotic Syndrome

While there is no cure for PTS, there are ways to manage the symptoms and reduce your risk of complications:

Important Note: Don't ignore the symptoms of PTS. Seeking early medical advice can help limit complications and improve the effectiveness of treatment.

Living with PTS: Tips for Daily Life

Remember: With proper management, most people with PTS can live full lives.


Please contact us if you would like more information on specific treatments, compression therapy options, or additional self-management strategies.