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  1. How DVT Is Treated

    Doctors have several ways to treat a deep-vein thrombosis (DVT). The most common treatment is a drug called a blood thinner. Blood thinners are also called anticoagulants.

  2. DVT and the Risk of Pulmonary Embolism

    When you have a deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), you need to treat it to avoid a life-threatening complication: a pulmonary embolism.

  3. 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 ...

  4. Blood Clots

    Blood clotting can be a good thing or a bad thing. WebMD talks about symptoms, causes, and treatments of blood clots.

  5. 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 ...

  6. Post-Thrombotic Syndrome - Topic Overview

    What is post-thrombotic syndrome?Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a complication of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or deep vein blood clot. After a while, this blood clot (usually in your leg), can damage the vein.Damage to the vein can lead to more pressure in the veins. The increased pressure can cause long-term problems such as swelling, skin damage, and painful sores (ulcers) near the ankle.PTS can be a long-term problem that lasts for years. PTS is also called postphlebitic syndrome.What are the symptoms?Symptoms of post-thrombotic syndrome include: Brownish discoloration of the skin. Itching, swelling, slow-healing sores, and pain in the area. Fragile skin on the area, which bruises easily. The skin may be dry and may peel. How is it treated? You may need to wear specially fitted compression stockings to treat PTS. These may help with pain and swelling. If you have sores, you may need medicines and bandages to help the sores heal. Your doctor may prescribe pain medicines. Propping

  7. 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 ...

  8. How to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

    Traveling? Preparing for surgery? Lower your risks of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) with these tips.

  9. Complications of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

    WebMD provides information about deep vein thrombosis symptoms and complications.

  10. Symptoms and Diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

    WebMD tells you about the symptoms and diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis.

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