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A blockage in an artery or a vein is called an occlusion or stroke. Deep vein occlusion is a blockage in the deep veins of your body. 
When blood flow in the veins gets affected, usually due to the formation of blood clots, deep vein occlusions can occur. This can happen anywhere in the body, but primarily it affects the legs.

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What Are the Symptoms of Deep Vein Occlusions?

  • Pain in the affected area 
  • Difficulty in movement
  • Shortness of breath
  • Increased heart rate
  • Chest pain
  • Swelling, pain, and soreness in the affected leg, foot, and ankle
  • Discoloration, redness, or bluishness in the affected area of the leg
  • Warm feeling in the skin of affected legs

What Causes Deep Vein Occlusions?

  • One of the significant causes is deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT is a serious medical condition that occurs when blood clots form in the body’s deep veins. 
  • Damage or injury to the walls of blood vessels can narrow or block the blood flow.
  • Damage of blood vessels during surgery 
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Diabetes 
  • Obesity
  • Inherited blood disorders
  • Smoking
  • Heart diseases

When Do You Need to See a Doctor?

Immediately seek medical attention if you experience any of the symptoms mentioned.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Alwarpet, Chennai.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

What Are the Complications from Deep Vein Occlusions?

  • Pulmonary embolism (PE) is the most common complication of DVT. PE is a life-threatening condition caused due to blockage of blood flow in the lungs. PE demands timely and immediate medical attention.
  • Shortness of breath, blood in cough, fatigue, and nausea 
  • Postphlebitic syndrome occurs when the vein is damaged due to blood clot formation, leading to a reduction in blood flow and discoloration, pain, and swelling in the affected area. 

What Are the Treatments Available for Deep Vein Occlusions?

  • Blood thinners
  • Clot busters, also called thrombolytics, are administered when severe conditions like pulmonary embolism occur.
  • Filters are used when medicines do not work. A filter is inserted in the vena cava to prevent clots.
  • In cases where medicines fail, doctors perform medical procedures like inferior vena cava (IVC) filter and venous thrombectomy.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Alwarpet, Chennai.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.


Deep vein occlusion is not a disease but a condition caused by underlying diseases. The formation of blot clots is the main reason for vein occlusion. Regular exercising, avoiding smoking, and a healthy diet can prevent this condition. 




How is this condition diagnosed?

Imaging techniques like ultrasounds and MRIs are used. Angiography is also done to map the blockages and narrowing in the arteries.

What can be the preventive measures to avoid this condition?

  • Regular exercising
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Eating a healthy diet with low-fat content
  • Avoiding smoking
  • Maintaining blood sugar levels

What kind of doctor should you visit for this problem?

You can look for a hematologist or a vascular surgeon.


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