Superficial venous thrombosis (SVT) is a varicose vein complication that can cause pain and tenderness. Correctly diagnosing and monitoring the condition is important to prevent other—potentially life-threatening—issues. Since up to 80% of SVT patients have varicose veins, it’s important to know the symptoms.
Patients with severe varicose veins should be aware of their increased risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). In some cases, a blood clot can develop in the deep veins and cause death. About 200,000 Canadians experience DVT each year.
One of the most noticeable issues a patient may face is venous ulcers. When veins in your legs can’t circulate the blood back to your heart, the blood can pool, creating swelling and building pressure in the veins.