Thrombosis Risk Test is a simple and reliable home test and gives you information about your risk for venous thrombosis.
Venous thrombosis is often caused by multiple risk factors, including genetic and environmental, especially when they are present simultaneously.
Risk factors for venous thrombosis include age, immobilization, surgery, trauma, obesity, and pregnancy, as well as genetic risk factors that are investigated in this test.
Venous thrombosis test can help you make lifestyle changes to have better chances to avoid this dangerous condition.
Inform yourself about diseases and problems related to thrombosis:
Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Antithrombin III deficiency
Renal vascular disease
Thrombosis is an obstruction of the vessel (artery or a vein) by a blood clot formed within its lumen. Symptoms of thrombosis vary depending on the type and localization of the obstructed vessel.
- Deep Vein Thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot within a deep vein, usually, the leg (femoral vein) is affected. The condition is characterized by the pain in the injured extremity, which appear bluish, swollen with erythema and warmth over the vicinity of the clot. Along the vein a cord may be palpated. During the examination a doctor will detect positive Homan’s sign (pain with dorsiflexion of the foot) and pain on palpation. Superficial veins become prominent.
The detachment of the clot (embolization) may cause a life-threatening pulmonary embolism.
In phlegmasia cerulea dolens an acute and almost total venous occlusion of the entire extremity outflow occurs. The leg is painful, tinged blue in color, and swollen, which may result in venous gangrene.
- Paget-Schroetter disease develops when the axillary or subclavian vein. It was called an effort-induced thrombosis in the past, because it’s more common for young males, and the possible cause of the condition is the vigorous activity.
- Budd-Chiary syndrome is a rare condition caused by the obstruction of the hepatic veins and characterized by hepatomegaly, ascites and abdominal pain accompanied by jaundice, splenomegaly, and collateral vein prominence.
- Portal vein thrombosis (portal vein obstruction) is thrombosis of the hepatic portal vein leading to portal hypertension and decreased blood flow to the liver. The symptoms of the acute condition include sudden pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen, nausea, and fever. In chronic thrombosis mild hepatomegaly is often present and the right upper quadrant epigastric tenderness.
- Renal vein thrombosis usually occurs due to hypercoagulation and invasion by renal cell cancer. The condition may be asymptomatic or present flank pain and macroscopic hematuria, which can be severe in the acute onset of thrombosis.
- Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis is a rare form of the stroke due to the obstruction of the dural venous sinuses by the blood clot. Symptoms may vary in connection with the injured brain area and usually include headache, abnormal vision, any of the symptoms of stroke such as weakness of the face and limbs on one side of the body and seizures. Cranial nerve syndromes may be seen, they include vestibular neuropathy, pulsatile tinnitus, unilateral deafness, double vision, facial weakness and obscuration of vision.
- Internal jugular vein thrombosis is characterized by the pain and swelling at the angle of the jaw and a palpable cord beneath the sternocleidomastoid muscle, but in some cases, these symptoms may be absent. Other clinical manifestations include fever, neck swelling, and cervical pain, cord signs, etc.