Does May-Thurner syndrome cause blood clots?

May-Thurner syndrome is a rare vascular disorder in which an artery compresses a vein in your pelvis. This compression can cause symptoms in your left or right leg and foot and may lead to blood clots. At the UPMC Division of Vascular Surgery, we take a team approach to diagnose and treat your condition.

Can you have May-Thurner syndrome without DVT?

It’s important to know that it’s possible to have May-Thurner syndrome without having DVT. The reduction in blood flow associated with the narrowing of the left iliac vein can cause symptoms such as: pain. swelling.

How is May-Thurner syndrome diagnosed?

How Is May-Thurner Diagnosed? Diagnosis is achieved by a combination of physical examination and diagnostic testing. Diagnosis may also occur when patients present with symptoms of a deep vein thrombosis (DVT- please see this section of venous conditions) and further testing is completed.

When should you suspect May-Thurner syndrome?

When the left leg is swollen and is much larger than the right, doctors often suspect May-Thurner Syndrome. This can also increase the risk of a clot forming in the deep veins of the left leg, or a deep vein thrombosis (DVT); which occurs when stationary blood begins to clot.

How serious is May-Thurner Syndrome?

DVT is the primary complication of May-Thurner syndrome, but you could also get: Pulmonary embolism: If the clot or part of the clot breaks loose, it could move to your lungs. Once there it might block an artery. This condition can be life-threatening.

Can May-Thurner Syndrome be reversed?

While there is no “cure” for May-Thurner Syndrome, it can be treated successfully to relieve symptoms.

Can May-Thurner syndrome be reversed?

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What type of doctor do you see for May-Thurner Syndrome?

Patients generally come to Center for Vascular Medicine for the diagnosis of May-Thurner Syndrome after experiencing symptoms for several months to years. Oftentimes, they are referred by their OB/GYN or primary care physician. If left untreated, MTS may develop into a Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot).

Can May-Thurner syndrome cause fatigue?

Can May-Thurner Syndrome Cause Fatigue? Some patients have reported fatigue, along with other symptoms, such as varicose veins and leg ulcers. If you feel exhaustion, accompanied by heaviness and swelling in your leg, it is vital to seek medical treatment immediately.

What percentage of the population has May-Thurner syndrome?

Among patients who present with a symptomatic lower extremity venous disorder, MTS is estimated to be the etiology in 2 to 5 percent of patients, although some retrospective reviews have reported much higher rates [1,3,8,14-16].

Can May-Thurner syndrome make you tired?

What do you need to know about May-Thurner syndrome?

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  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Other sensations like itching or burning
  • Is May Thurner syndrome curable?

    May-Thurner syndrome is treatable. Your treatment will depend on your symptoms and risk factors. Some treatments for May-Thurner syndrome can include: Blood thinners, which can prevent blood clots. Thrombolysis , a catheter-based procedure that delivers clot-busting medicine directly to the site of a blood clot.

    Is May Thurner syndrome hereditary?

    No, May-Thurner Syndrome is not a hereditary disease. Actually, it’s a condition that usually comes about when the right iliac artery compresses the left iliac vein. This also means that people with May-Thurner Syndrome are more likely to suffer from Deep Vein…

    What is Mae Turner syndrome?

    May-Thurner syndrome is a rare vascular condition that affects a vein in your pelvis. It occurs when a nearby artery compresses the left iliac vein. This vein brings blood from your pelvis and legs back up to your heart. The compression prevents blood from flowing properly, leading to narrowing and scarring.