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A PE, a blood clot that's moved into your lung, can be life-threatening. If you've been diagnosed with DVT, follow your treatment plan and be aware of this risk.
While not everyone will have trouble, if you have DVT, you're at risk for damage to your veins and organs, and other life-threatening problems.
Symptoms of deep vein thrombosis -- a blood clot, often in your leg -- are similar to many other health problems. And half the time, DVT causes no symptoms.
What do you need to know after you find out you have DVT? Use this guide to help you talk to your doctor.
Blood clots stop bleeding, but they can also form in the body when they're not needed. The process of making a clot depends on a series of chemical reactions.
Compression stockings come in different sizes and strengths to help with different needs. Ask your doctor if you're not sure which options will work best.
After you find out you have deep vein thrombosis, or a blood clot in your vein, you'll want to avoid dangerous complications and stop more clots from forming.
WebMD provides information about taking heparin and wafarin as part of deep vein thrombosis treatment.
Even if you're at risk, you can take steps to prevent potentially dangerous blood clots in your legs after surgery, on bed rest, and when traveling.
Learn more from WebMD about treating deep vein thrombosis.
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