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What is deep vein thrombosis?

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When a blood clot forms in one of your deep veins, it’s called deep vein thrombosis. This can cause pain and swelling. If the clot breaks free, it can move through your bloodstream to other parts of your body. In rare cases, it can even cut off blood flow to your lungs.

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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