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    1. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - 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.

    2. 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

    3. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Health Tools

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

    4. Deep Vein Thrombosis - 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 - 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).

    6. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Cause

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

    7. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Exams and Tests

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

    8. 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 ...

    9. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Symptoms

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

    10. 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).

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