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How does an injured vein affect how you can get deep vein thrombosis ?

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If you badly hurt your muscle or fractured a bone, the inner lining of a nearby vein could have been damaged. This makes a clot more likely. Major surgery to your stomach, pelvis, hip, or leg also makes you more prone to deep vein thrombosis.

From: Could I Get Deep Vein Thrombosis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons/OrthoInfo: “Deep Vein Thrombosis.”

Society of Interventional Radiology: ”Deep Vein Thrombosis Overview.”

CDC: “Deep Vein Thromboembolism (Blood Clots).”

Cleveland Clinic: “Blood Clotting Disorders You Can Inherit,” “Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Prevention.”

University of Connecticut Korey Stringer Institute: “Deep Vein Thrombosis.”

National Blood Clot Alliance/Stop The Clot: “Women’s Health,” “Know the Symptoms of DVT and PE.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “How Can Deep Vein Thrombosis Be Prevented?”

Mayo Clinic: “Deep Vein Thrombosis.”

American Heart Association: “Understand Your Risk for Excessive Blood Clotting.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 10, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons/OrthoInfo: “Deep Vein Thrombosis.”

Society of Interventional Radiology: ”Deep Vein Thrombosis Overview.”

CDC: “Deep Vein Thromboembolism (Blood Clots).”

Cleveland Clinic: “Blood Clotting Disorders You Can Inherit,” “Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Prevention.”

University of Connecticut Korey Stringer Institute: “Deep Vein Thrombosis.”

National Blood Clot Alliance/Stop The Clot: “Women’s Health,” “Know the Symptoms of DVT and PE.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “How Can Deep Vein Thrombosis Be Prevented?”

Mayo Clinic: “Deep Vein Thrombosis.”

American Heart Association: “Understand Your Risk for Excessive Blood Clotting.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 10, 2018

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