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  1. 13 Tips for Using Blood Thinners

    1. Don't double up on doses. Ask your doctor what you should do if you accidentally miss a dose of your blood thinner. 2. Be more careful when you exercise or are doing activities. "Even a trivial cut is going to bleed a lot on these medications," says Molly Cooke, MD, of the University of Californi

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  2. 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor About DVT

    DVT stands for deep vein thrombosis, a blood clot in one of the body’s deep veins, usually deep within the leg. The biggest danger of DVT is that part of the clot could break off and travel to the lungs, where it can cause a blockage known as a pulmonary embolism, or PE, says Marc Passman, director

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  3. Does Alcohol Affect Deep Vein Thrombosis?

    Drinking alcohol can sometimes be a touchy issue between patients and doctors. But it's a topic you should talk about with yours when you have deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Alcohol itself, in low to moderate amounts, isn't likely to raise your DVT risk. It may even protect healthy adults. It can act a

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  4. Obesity and DVT

    Being obese makes you more likely than people of normal weight to get a blood clot deep in a vein. The primary danger of this deep-vein thrombosis, or DVT, is that the clot, usually in the leg, can dislodge and travel to the lungs, causing a serious blockage known as a pulmonary embolism, or PE. Doc

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  5. DVT Dangers and How to Prevent Them

    The greatest danger from deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is that the clot will break loose, travel through your blood, and damage an organ. "The place it gets stuck most commonly is the lungs, and that's called a pulmonary embolism (PE)," says Molly Cooke, MD, of the University of California, San Francis

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  6. Understanding DVT: An Overview

    A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in a vein inside a muscle. Usually it's in a lower leg, thigh, pelvis, or arm. "Typically, a person calls saying, 'I've had 3 or 4 days of swelling in one of my legs, and it won't go down,'" says Terri Remy, MD, of Primary Care Alexandria in Virginia. Sym

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  7. Danger! Deep Vein Thrombosis

    David Bloom -- an NBC news correspondent -- called his wife from a few miles outside Baghdad, resting on the fender of a tank. It was April 2003, and Bloom had spent several weeks traveling in military vehicles across the deserts of Iraq. He casually mentioned that he was having leg cramps, but neit

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