The reason why DVT is so serious is because of how parts of the blood clot which form in the legs can become detach and clot other vessels which are smaller than those found in the legs. For example, a DVT patient is far more likely to endure a pulmonary embolism, where a clot forms in the veins connected to the lungs.
If you are looking at your legs and have concerns about excessive bruising, it’s worthwhile to talk to a medical professional. According to the NHS, an estimated 25,000 patients die unnecessarily, with blood clots that could have been avoided by being aware of the symptoms. Remember: If you are overweight, or other members of your family have suffered from diseases which blood clots in the past, you are likelier to be in a higher-risk group than the average person on the street.