1. What is DVT? And how dangerous is it?
DVT stands for deep vein thrombosis, a blood clot in one of your body's deep veins, usually within a muscle of your leg.
The biggest danger is that part of the clot could break off and travel to your lungs. It could cause a blockage known as a pulmonary embolism, or PE. Your doctor will talk to you about how likely that is to happen with your clot.
2. Are you sure I have a DVT? How is it diagnosed?
People with a deep-vein clot in their leg...