Can my varicose veins lead to Deep Venous Thrombosis?

Varicose veins may lead to superficial vein thrombosis (superficial thrombophlebitis) that is usually benign. Varicose veins are not generally linked to deep vein thrombosis (DVT) since they occur in superficial veins. However, with severe varicose veins, there is a very small increased chance of developing DVT.

Deep Venous Thrombosis (painful swollen leg) requires immediate medical attention.

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Dr. Efthymios (Makis) Avgerinos is a Vascular Surgeon, Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in USA.

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Efthymios D. Avgerinos, MD, PhD, FEBVS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
Medical Center Pennsylvania, USA

E-mail: info@vascularhealth.gr