May-Thurner Syndrome: Leg Pain & The Hidden Culprit**

– Causes leg pain, swelling, and discomfort – Increases risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) – More common in women than in men

The Anatomy Behind May-Thurner Syndrome** 

– Right iliac artery compresses left iliac vein in the pelvi – Disrupts blood flow leading to pain and swelling – Can occur due to anatomical variation

Warning Signs: Symptoms of May-Thurner Syndrome** 

– Pain, aching, or cramping in one leg (usually left) – Swelling and redness in the affected leg – Feeling of heaviness or tightness in the leg

Getting Diagnosed: Tests for May-Thurner Syndrome** 

– Doctor will perform a physical exam and ask about symptom – Imaging tests like ultrasound or venogram may be used – Blood tests can help rule out other condition

Treatment Options for May-Thurner Syndrome** 

– Treatment aims to improve blood flow and prevent blood clot – Options include stenting, angioplasty, or surgery – Compression stockings may be recommended

Preventing Blood Clots: Managing May-Thurner Syndrome** 

– Maintain a healthy weight and exercise regularly – Avoid prolonged sitting and get up and move every hour – Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water