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  1. Treatment for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

    Learn more from WebMD about treating deep vein thrombosis.

  2. DVT and the Risk of Pulmonary Embolism

    When you have a deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), you need to treat it to avoid a life-threatening complication: a pulmonary embolism.

  3. How DVT Is Treated

    Doctors have several ways to treat a deep-vein thrombosis (DVT). The most common treatment is a drug called a blood thinner. Blood thinners are also called anticoagulants.

  4. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Prevention

    Preventive measures are used before and after any procedure or event that increases your risk of deep vein thrombosis. These measures include:Taking anticoagulants to prevent a blood clot that can develop after some types of surgery. They are also used in

  5. Deep Vein Thrombosis - What Increases Your Risk

    Many factors increase your risk for deep vein thrombosis. Some risk factors do not change, such as genetic blood irregularities, while other risk factors may change according to circumstances, such as pregnancy.

  6. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Exams and Tests

    Learn more about exams and tests used to diagnose deep vein thrombosis.

  7. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Other Treatment

    Learn about other treatments for deep vein thrombosis.

  8. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Cause

    Learn about deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) and what causes it.

  9. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Treatment Overview

    The main goals of treatment for deep vein thrombosis include preventing the blood clot from becoming larger and preventing clot from traveling to the lungs (pulmonary embolism).

  10. Deep Vein Thrombosis - When To Call a Doctor

    For deep vein thrombosis, call 911 or other emergency services if you have a sudden onset of shortness of breath and/or chest pain or are coughing up blood (hemoptysis).

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