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What's the outcome of deep venous thrombosis?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Another outcome

Could be nothing, could be a pulmonary embolism (from you can get pulmonary hypertension), could be post thrombotic syndrome.
You can decrease you risk of getting post thrombotic syndrome by 50% if you wear 30-40 mm hg, knee high, graduated compression stockings for 2 years after having a dvt.

In brief: Another outcome

Could be nothing, could be a pulmonary embolism (from you can get pulmonary hypertension), could be post thrombotic syndrome.
You can decrease you risk of getting post thrombotic syndrome by 50% if you wear 30-40 mm hg, knee high, graduated compression stockings for 2 years after having a dvt.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pulmonary Embolism

Dvt usually begins in legs and progresses into pelvis.
Clots can then break off and go to heart and get stuck in the lungs. Large pulmonary emboli can be fatal.

In brief: Pulmonary Embolism

Dvt usually begins in legs and progresses into pelvis.
Clots can then break off and go to heart and get stuck in the lungs. Large pulmonary emboli can be fatal.
Dr. Paul Slawek
Dr. Paul Slawek
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No sweat vs death

Untreated, clot travels to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism, which if big enough, will kill you.

In brief: No sweat vs death

Untreated, clot travels to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism, which if big enough, will kill you.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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