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What type of blood clot is deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?

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DVT, or deep vein thrombosis, is also known as “venous thrombosis.” It’s a blood clot that forms in a major vein deep in your body. It usually happens in your lower leg, thigh, or pelvis. But it can also form in other parts of your body, like your arm, brain, intestines, liver, or kidney.

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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