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  1. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Topic Overview

    What is deep vein thrombosis? Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot (thrombus) in a deep vein, usually in the legs.

  2. 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).

  3. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Surgery

    Surgical removal of a blood clot resulting from deep vein thrombosis is usually considered only in rare cases where the clot is very large and blocking a major blood vessel, causing severe symptoms.

  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 Happens

    If you have symptoms of deep vein thrombosis, testing will begin immediately to determine whether you have a blood clot in your leg. Often people with deep vein thrombosis do not have any symptoms.

  6. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Cause

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

  7. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Symptoms

    Deep vein thrombosis often does not cause symptoms or causes only minimal symptoms.

  8. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Exams and Tests

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

  9. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Other Treatment

    Learn about other treatments for deep vein thrombosis.

  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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