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    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Medications

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

    4. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Exams and Tests

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

    5. 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

    6. 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 ...

    7. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Other Treatment

      Learn about other treatments for deep vein thrombosis.

    8. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - 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

    9. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Health Tools

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

    10. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - 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 ...

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