For those do not know about the May Thurner syndrome, it is important to recognize what the condition is about and how it is diagnosed. It is a rarely diagnosed condition that isn’t heard a lot of times where patients can develop deep venous thrombosis.
According to Stop the Clot, a person suffering from May Thurner syndrome has a higher risk of forming blood clots. This happens when the left iliac vein is compressed because of the right iliac artery.
For those who want to find out more about the condition, the Veniti shares a list below that discusses important things that you need to know.
- It is not inherited nor is it a genetic condition. This comes as a relief to people who have family members suffering from the condition.
- Patients who are not aware that they have the syndrome but get a confirmation after being identified with DVT develop common symptoms like pain or tenderness in the leg, swelling, discoloration of the skin and enlargement of the veins.
- MTS is not considered life-threatening but if complications happen and the blood clots break and travel to the blood streams, it can stick in the blood vessels of the lungs that will cause pulmonary embolism which is a deadly condition.
- Deep vein thrombosis which is the result of a neglected MTS may also lead to leg complications known as post-thrombotic syndrome. This will leave patients with chronic leg swelling, increased discoloration and may lead to leg ulcers also known as venous stasis ulcer.
- Treating MTS relies mostly on reducing symptoms to lower the risk of complications. You can talk to your healthcare provider to recommend a treatment that is best for your current condition. The success rate for this condition is usually high.
May Thurner syndrome remains to be a challenging condition for medical practitioners, but if patients themselves get informed and educated about the symptoms and what it is about, then it can successfully be managed.