Meet Ellen*, a 71-year-old woman, who developed blood clots in legs after undergoing extensive back surgery. Here’s how it happened: The day after Ellen’s back surgery, she felt severe pain and swelling in her left leg. She also had some pain and swelling in the right leg. She stated, “My legs were in so much … Continue reading Back Surgery Caused Blood Clots in Legs but Dr. Jaryd Stein Saved Me
As many as 900,000 people develop blood clots in the United States every year. Often, they aren’t treated in time because they go undiagnosed. According to the National Blood Clot Alliance, the lack of an early diagnosis can lead to death. One in three of those with late diagnoses can experience fatal results. When diagnosed, especially … Continue reading Blood Clot in the Leg: Symptoms and Treatment
It is estimated that over 20 million Americans suffer from venous disease, and an even greater number of patients suffer silently going undiagnosed. Venous disease is a spectrum of findings that usually involves a condition where the vein walls and valves become weakened. The valves stretch and become damaged interrupting normal physiological blood flow. There is … Continue reading What is Venous Disease?
The inferior vena cava (IVC) is a large vein in the middle of the abdomen. The IVC returns blood from your lower body to your heart. IVC filters are “baskets” that are made of many wires (see picture). The filter can be inserted into the IVC through a small hole in a vein in the … Continue reading IVC Filter Placement and Retrievals
What Is Phlebitis? Up to a fourth of all patients with varicose veins and lower extremity venous insufficiency will have an episode of clotting of a varicosity. This can be nearly invisible or can be located just underneath the skin. This condition is called acute superficial thrombophlebitis. The condition causes pain and discomfort but is usually self-limiting. It should, however, … Continue reading Superficial Phlebitis and Acute Thrombophlebitis