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    1. 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).

    2. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Other Treatment

      Learn about other treatments for deep vein thrombosis.

    3. 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 ...

    4. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Symptoms

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

    5. Doppler Ultrasound

      A Doppler ultrasound test uses reflected sound waves to evaluate blood as it flows through a blood vessel.

    6. 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 ...

    7. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - 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. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Topic Overview

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

    9. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - 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

    10. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Medications

      Read about drugs used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

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