Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Doctor in Southwest Louisiana
What is deep vein thrombosis?
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition that causes blood clots in veins deep inside your body. This condition is most commonly found in the legs or thighs, but could occur anywhere that your blood does not circulate the way it should. DVT can cause other serious health problems, so it’s very important to see a vein specialist at the first signs of DVT.
The Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana is home to Louisiana’s only full-time, comprehensive vein specialist who exclusively focuses on diagnosing and treating vein conditions, including DVT.
What are the symptoms of DVT?
Visit the Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana for an evaluation with Dr. Carl Fastabend if you experience any of the following deep vein thrombosis symptoms:
- Leg swelling
- Leg pain and tenderness
- Warm and/or red skin
- Visible veins in legs
- Weakness in legs
- Pain when standing or walking
How is DVT diagnosed?
DVT can be diagnosed during a physical exam at our vein clinic in Louisiana. Dr. Fastabend can usually detect this vein condition by asking you questions about your medical history and symptoms, as well as evaluating the area of concern. In some cases, we might also need to conduct an imaging test which will show real-time images of your veins and the blood clot. This test helps to rule out other conditions and make an accurate diagnosis of DVT.
If you are experiencing symptoms of deep vein thrombosis, visit the Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana. Dr. Fastabend is Louisiana’s only full-time, comprehensive vein specialist who exclusively focuses on vein care. Utilizing advanced, minimally-invasive vein treatment options, Dr. Fastabend offers innovative and results-driven care for the full range of vein problems. Call us today at 337.312.VEIN or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment.