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  1. Thrombolytics for Deep Vein Thrombosis - Topic Overview

    Medicines that rapidly dissolve a blood clot (thrombolytics) are sometimes used to treat a recently formed blood clot that is causing severe symptoms. These medicines are given through a vein in the hand or arm. Or a doctor might use a special tube called a catheter and give the medicine directly into the blood clot. These medicines can greatly increase the risk of bleeding,so they are used ...

  2. Compression Stockings for Deep Vein Thrombosis - Topic Overview

    Specially fitted compression stockings are designed to treat or help prevent blood clots from developing in deep leg veins. These stockings are available from a medical supply store with a doctor's prescription or over the counter at some pharmacies. There are generally two types of compression stockings used for leg deep vein thrombosis. The type recommended will usually be based upon one of ...

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis From Travel - 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 ...

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Health Tools

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

  9. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Exams and Tests

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

  10. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Other Treatment

    Learn about other treatments for deep vein thrombosis.

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