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Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body. Most deep vein clots occur in the lower leg or thigh. If the vein swells, the condition is called thrombophlebitis. A deep vein thrombosis can break loose and cause a serious problem in the lung, called a pulmonary embolism.

Sitting still for a long time can make you more likely to get a DVT. Some medicines and disorders that increase your risk for blood clots can also lead to DVTs. Common symptoms are

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  1. Deep Vein Thrombosis (National Library of Medicine)  
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  3. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
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  6. Travelers' Health: Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... 2 - Medical Tourism Chapter 2 - Mental Health & Travel Deep Vein Thrombosis & Pulmonary Embolism Nimia Reyes, Scott Grosse, Althea Grant BACKGROUND Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition in which a blood ...
  7. How Can Deep Vein Thrombosis Be Prevented? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. How Can Deep Vein Thrombosis Be Prevented? You can take steps to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). If you're ...
  8. Who Is at Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... NHLBI on Twitter. Who Is at Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis? The risk factors for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) include: A history of DVT. Conditions or ... above. Rate This Content: Next >> October 28, 2011 Deep Vein Thrombosis Clinical Trials Clinical trials are research studies that ...
  9. Living with Deep Vein Thrombosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. Living With Deep Vein Thrombosis NHLBI Resources Pulmonary Embolism (Health Topics) Non-NHLBI Resources Deep Vein Thrombosis (MedlinePlus) Pulmonary Embolism (MedlinePlus) Clinical Trials Children and ...
  10. How Is Deep Vein Thrombosis Diagnosed? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. How Is Deep Vein Thrombosis Diagnosed? Your doctor will diagnose deep vein thrombosis (DVT) based on your medical history, a physical ...
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