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Who is most likely to have post-thrombotic syndrome?

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Men and women both get post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). It can happen at any age, but it�s more common if you�re 65 or older.

Your risk for this condition may go up if you�ve had:

?Proximal DVT, or blood clots in any of the deep veins above your knee

?DVT more than once

?A blood clot in the same leg twice or more

?A blood clot that caused any symptoms

?Any increased pressure in your leg veins

PTS is also more likely if you:

?Are very overweight or obese

?Didn�t have stable blood thinner levels for the first 3 months of your treatment

?Didn�t take blood thinners after DVT

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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