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anyone know if dvt and intermittent claudication are related?

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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
DVT vs ischemia: Dvt is formation of clot in veins, which are responsible for returning blood back to the heart. Claudication is pain associated with decreased blood flow to tissue, arising commonly from narrowing of the small arteries that deliver blood/oxygen from the heart. Both are related to blood vessels, one being a vein the other being an artery.
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
DVT and arteries.: There is no relationship between DVT and arterial intermittent claudication. However, there is also venous claudication which can occur form occlusion of the deep veins due to prior DVT or even trauma. The longer and larger the vein involved the more significant could be the symptoms. Venous claudication is not common but when it occurs, it is very symptomatic.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Does anybody know anything about DVT and intermittent claudication?

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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Very different.: Dvt is deep venous thrombophlebitis and is a result of a clot in the deep veins. It is treated by blood thinners. Dvt could lead to venous claudication (pain brought on by walking and relieved by resting) but this is not a common occurrence. Arterial narrowing (stenosis) or blockages (occlusions) are the most common causes of claudication. You should see a vein specialist or vascular surgeon.

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