The changes that influence your body during the course of pregnancy puts you at risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) – even though the condition is not much common.
It is a condition, in which blood clots stuck in the ‘deep’ vessels of legs and at times, in the pelvis area as well.
If the blood lumps extricate, there is a possibility that the blood might flow up to the lungs – DVT sources pulmonary embolism, which could be a fatal condition.
If your family members suffer from DVT, are having twins or more, or you already have a condition of thrombosis, consulting a doctor would be the right thing to do.
Our doctors can offer you tailored advice on the risk factors of DVT, treatments and if required recommend you further tests procedures.Speak to a Doctor about DVT
While the condition (DVT) could happen to anyone, its occurrence is more usual in pregnant women and those who have just given birth.
It is believed that the differences that go on in the body of a pregnant woman make blood clots more common, which happens as a consequence to keep excessive amounts of blood from shedding during childbirth.
The uterus also grows bigger during pregnancy, which can put much stress on vessels due to which blood flows from the lower body to the heart.
Few of the most common signs of DVT include:
Due to swelling and discomfort being common pregnancy conditions, experiencing these might not always be signs of something severe, however, if you lie among the women who are at risk, or are concerned about any symptom – you must see a medical professional soon.See a Doctor about DVT
There are numerous methods for preventing DVT from building up, such as staying as much physically active as possible and wearing a special kind of compression stocking in order to let blood keep circulating in your legs.
Expectant mommies who are experiencing DVT are usually treated by injections of anticoagulants that keep the blood clots from growing bigger and diminish the possibility of developing new clots.
If you are worried about your DVT condition, do not waste time – see a doctor now.
Our specialists at Mobidoctor can talk about your symptoms, evaluate the affected parts and if needed, refer you further steps of testing and treatment.Talk to a Doctor about DVT
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