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What health issues affect your chances of getting deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?

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Irritable bowel disease, cancer, and heart disease can all increase your risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

From: Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).”

Mayo Clinic: “Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Explore Deep Vein Thrombosis.”

Clot Connect/UNC Blood Clot Outreach Program: “Symptoms, Risk Factors and Prevention.”

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC HealthBeat): “Could You Be at Risk of Developing Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?”

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

NHS: “Causes of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT),” “Pregnancy and Baby: Deep Vein Thrombosis.”

University of Michigan Health System: “Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters.”

Anderson, F., Audet, A. Center for Outcomes Research: University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 5, 2018

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SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).”

Mayo Clinic: “Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Explore Deep Vein Thrombosis.”

Clot Connect/UNC Blood Clot Outreach Program: “Symptoms, Risk Factors and Prevention.”

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC HealthBeat): “Could You Be at Risk of Developing Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?”

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

NHS: “Causes of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT),” “Pregnancy and Baby: Deep Vein Thrombosis.”

University of Michigan Health System: “Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters.”

Anderson, F., Audet, A. Center for Outcomes Research: University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 5, 2018

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