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    1. Factor V Leiden: Blood Clotting Disorder

      What is factor V Leiden? Learn how this disorder affects your blood's clotting process.

    2. What Women Should Know About DVT

      While men generally are more likely to have deep vein thrombosis, hormones during different stages of women's lives can raise their chances of getting a potentially deadly clot.

    3. Blood Clot Symptoms in Your Body

      Find out the different places in your body you can get a blood clot, and learn the symptoms that might mean it's happening to you.

    4. Blood Clots

      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.

    5. Blood Thinner Basics

      Blood thinners don't actually thin your blood, but they can stop blood clots from forming or growing larger. But while these drugs can save your life, they also come with their share of risks.

    6. Treatment for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

      Learn more from WebMD about treating deep vein thrombosis.

    7. How to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

      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.

    8. Pulmonary Embolism: A Complication of DVT

      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.

    9. What You Can Do About DVT

      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.

    10. Is It DVT or Something Else?

      If you have painful, red, or swollen legs, you’ll want to find out why. Some conditions that affect the veins in your legs are harmless, while others can be deadly. Here’s how to tell the difference.

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