Deep vein thrombosis
(DVT) is a
blood clot in a deep vein, usually in the
legs. Things that lead to a blood clot in a vein include:
Slowed blood flow, which can happen when you're not active for long periods of time.
Abnormal clotting problems, which make the blood clot too easily or too quickly.
Injury to the blood vessels, because blood is more
likely to clot in veins shortly after they are injured.
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September 09, 2014
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