May-Thurner Syndrome

May-Thurner Syndrome

Leg pain and swelling can be caused by a number of problems, many of them venous in nature. One serious condition with these symptoms is May-Thurner syndrome. Caused by the compression of an important vein against the spine, May-Thurner syndrome is the narrowing of...
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Deep vein thrombosis refers to a blood clot in the large veins in the leg or pelvis. The three most common reasons for DVT are inflammation or damage of a vein’s inner lining, blood that clots quickly, and slow blood flow. Critical veins run through the pelvis into...