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    1. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Compression Stockings: How to Use Them

    2. 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

    3. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Topic Overview

      Thrombolytic medicines,such as streptokinase,urokinase,or tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA),interfere with the action of thrombin,which is needed to form blood clots. These medicines help to dissolve blood clots and may be used to treat pulmonary embolism in life-threatening situations. Research continues on the best use of thrombolytics to treat pulmonary embolism. All ...

    4. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Exams and Tests

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

    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. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Topic Overview

      What is deep vein thrombosis (DVT)? Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in a deep vein,usually in a leg. A DVT is dangerous because the clot can break loose,travel through the bloodstream,and block blood flow to the lungs ( pulmonary embolism ). Without treatment,this can be deadly. Why does travel raise your risk of DVT? Sitting still for 4 or more hours slows down the blood flow ...

    7. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - 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).

    8. 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.

    9. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Cause

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

    10. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - 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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