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    1. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Exams and Tests

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

    2. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Symptoms

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

    3. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - 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.

    4. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Topic Overview

      Some people are born with an increased tendency to form blood clots,which increases their risk for developing blood clots in the legs ( deep vein thrombosis ) and in the lungs ( pulmonary embolism ). This tendency is due to inherited blood-clotting irregularities,which are generally related to: Mutated genes (such as factor V Leiden,factor II). Decreased amounts of certain proteins (protein ...

    5. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Health Tools

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

    6. 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).

    7. Warfarin and Vitamin K - Topic Overview

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

    8. Warfarin and Vitamin K - 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

    9. 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).

    10. 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.

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