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What causes post-thrombotic syndrome?

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Tiny valves inside your leg veins help blood move back up your legs to your heart. A DVT blood clot in your vein can damage these valves. They can become leaky or weak.

Blood can then move in the wrong direction and pool inside your leg. The buildup of blood, fluid, and pressure in your leg causes PTS.

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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