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    Blood Clot in a Vein

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    Normally, one-way valves in the veins keep blood flowing up toward the heart.

    But a blood clot can form around a valve in a vein.

    If red blood cells become trapped around a valve, a blood clot might form. This blood clot can stop the flow of blood in that vein.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerJeffrey S. Ginsberg, MD - Hematology

    Current as ofMarch 12, 2014

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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