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How does a doctor diagnose post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS)?

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Your doctor can examine you and measure your symptoms using a scale called a Villalta score. If your score is 15 or higher, you have severe PTS.

You may need some tests to confirm your diagnosis:

?Blood tests to check for blood clotting problems

?Ultrasound scans to look for valve problems in your veins

SOURCES:

VascularCures.org: “What Is Post-Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS)?”

National Blood Clot Alliance: “Post-Thrombotic Syndrome.”

Cedars-Sinai Hospital: “Post-Thrombotic Syndrome.”

American Society of Hematology: “How I Treat in Brief: Managing Post-Thrombotic Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Carmelita Swiner on March 20, 2020

SOURCES:

VascularCures.org: “What Is Post-Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS)?”

National Blood Clot Alliance: “Post-Thrombotic Syndrome.”

Cedars-Sinai Hospital: “Post-Thrombotic Syndrome.”

American Society of Hematology: “How I Treat in Brief: Managing Post-Thrombotic Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Carmelita Swiner on March 20, 2020

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