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Post-thrombotic syndrome (also called postphlebitic syndrome) is a
complication of a blood clot that forms in a deep vein. Post-thrombotic syndrome
occurs because of damage to the vein caused by the blood clot
Post-thrombotic syndrome can be a long-term problem that lasts for years. It can cause sores that are painful and hard to treat.
The symptoms include:
Compression stockings may be used to reduce swelling and relieve symptoms.
December 28, 2011
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Jeffrey S. Ginsberg, MD - Hematology
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