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What are venous clots?

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As the name suggests, venous clots form in your veins. They tend to develop slowly. That’s why you might not know you have one until it causes problems.

There are three types of blood clots that form in the veins -- superficial venous thrombosis, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and pulmonary embolism (PE).

From: Types of Blood Clots WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: “Arterial Embolism.”

American Society of Hematology: “Blood Clots.”

Merck Manual: “Superficial Venous Thrombosis.”

National Health Service (UK): “Deep Vein Thrombosis.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 10, 2018

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: “Arterial Embolism.”

American Society of Hematology: “Blood Clots.”

Merck Manual: “Superficial Venous Thrombosis.”

National Health Service (UK): “Deep Vein Thrombosis.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 10, 2018

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