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  1. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding deep vein thrombosis.

  2. 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.

  3. Doppler Ultrasound

    A Doppler ultrasound test uses reflected sound waves to evaluate blood as it flows through a blood vessel.

  4. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Cause

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

  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 - 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).

  7. 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).

  8. 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.

  9. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Symptoms

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

  10. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Home Treatment

    Home treatment for deep vein thrombosis focuses on safety while taking anticoagulants because of the increased risk for bleeding. Anticoagulant treatment for a first episode of deep vein thrombosis usually lasts for 3 to 6 months. While you are being trea

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