Often patients with May Thurners Syndrome complain of aching legs or swollen legs. In severe cases patients may present with severe varicose veins, leg ulcers or even a deep vein thrombosis. If the varicose veins return early after treatment then a May Thurner Syndrome should be considered. If the swelling occurs in just one leg then there is often a compressed or squashed vein in the pelvis or sometimes there may be blocked vein that causes this. Most frequently the May Thurners Syndrome occurs in the left leg but on some occasions it can occur in the right leg.
The management of May Thurners Syndrome varies from observation and advice to blood thinning tablets and Stenting.
At the British Varicose Vein Centre we have unparalleled experience in assessing and managing this condition using up to date technology of Magnetic resonance imaging and intra-vascular ultrasound (IVUS). The advice given will be very dependent on the symptoms and condition of the leg.