If I Have May-Thurner, Do I Need a Stent
If I Have May-Thurner, Do I Need a Stent Details Are Below :
- Vein stents are not indicated in people who have no symptoms and have not had a DVT.
- People with a DVT in the leg who are found to have significant May-Thurner syndrome can be considered for a stent. However, it is unknown if placing a stent decreases the risk of getting a blood clot in the future.
- A stent can be considered in the patient with May-Thurner syndrome who has had a DVT and who still has significant leg pain or swelling after a few months of blood thinner treatment. Studies have shown that leg symptoms may improve after stent placement.