DVT during Pregnancy
Kalley Casey, a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) patient, says when she was 28 weeks pregnant she woke up and noticed that her calf started to hurt. She thought it was a cramp, but by the early evening it was excruciating to the point where she couldn’t even walk on her leg.
Dr. Ellen Schwartzbard, Obstetrician and Gynecologist with Baptist Health South Florida, says Kalley had the classic symptoms and pregnancy is a big risk factor for DVT. She points out a pregnant woman complaining of calf pain is such a serious health risk.