Colorado Laser & Vein Centennial, CO

Superficial Venous

Thrombosis (SVT)

Treatments & Symptoms AT Colorado Laser & Vein in Centennial, CO

Superficial Venous Thrombosis Treatment in Centennial, CO

Our expert doctors provide best treatments for superficial venous thrombosis at Colorado Laser & Vein. It is a type of blood clot in a vein, which forms in a superficial vein near the surface of the body. Get treated today! For more details please call us or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Centennial CO, Englewood CO, Littleton CO, Castle Rock CO, Denver CO and Highlands Ranch, CO.


Clot forming in the superficial veins of the skin or fatty tissues of the extremities is called superficial venous thrombosis (SVT). Symptoms often involve a tender lump under the skin at the location of a vein with a red discoloration of the skin overlying the thrombus. Superficial thrombus rarely is dangerous since it usually forms in peripheral veins. Although rare, it is possible for extension of the thrombus into the deep veins of the extremity (DVT) which is a much more serious condition. For this reason, venous color duplex ultrasound examinations frequently are employed to evaluate the extent of the thrombus.

The most common cause of SVT is varicose veins which are enlarged and result in slow blood flow through the varicose veins. Slowly moving blood is prone to clot within the varicose veins.

SVT in the lower extremities is treated with elastic compression hose and local comfort measures such as warm compresses. The pain associated with SVT usually improves considerably over a few days through local swelling and tenderness may last many months.

Anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen help with the symptoms of pain and tenderness and reduce the inflammatory process surrounding the vein.

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