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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

 

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Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) results from a clot forming in a major vein, usually in the legs. These clots carry the risk of dislodging from the vein and being carried to the lungs.

Deep vein thrombosis causes can include injury to a vein, certain medications, and limited movement—in short, anything that prevents blood from circulating normally. Risk factors include inherited diseases, prolonged bed rest, surgery, pregnancy, heart failure, overweight or obesity, smoking, and others.

DVT symptoms include pain in the leg; red, discolored, or warm skin on the leg; and pain and swelling. DVT treatments include blood-thinning medications, as well as newer anti-clotting medications called Xa inhibitors.

 

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Signs and Symptoms

  • Pain or cramping in the leg

  • Change of color in the leg – usually red

  • Feeling of warmth in the leg

Diagnosis 

  • Physical exam

  • Ultrasound testing