When DVT occurs, blood cannot flow through the vein as quickly as needed. This causes blood to pool in the vein and a blood clot may form. DVT itself is not life threatening, but if the blood clot breaks free and travels into the lungs it can become quite dangerous.
While MTS itself does not present obvious symptoms, it is often diagnosed when people present symptoms of DVT in their left leg. Those symptoms include swelling, pain or tenderness, a feeling of increased warmth, redness or discoloration of the skin, or vein enlargement.
It’s important to consult a physician if you are experiencing May Thurner Syndrom symptoms. As stated above, DVT can cause serious discomfort and potentially serious complications if left untreated.