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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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  4. Deep Vein Thrombosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
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  5. 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 ...
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  7. How Is Deep Vein Thrombosis Treated? (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. How Is Deep Vein Thrombosis Treated? Doctors treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) with medicines and other devices and therapies. ...
  8. Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) - PDF  
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  9. Deep Vein Thrombosis (Vascular Disease Foundation) - PDF  
    What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)? Deep vein thrombosis, commonly referred to as “DVT,” occurs when a blood clot or thrombus, develops in the large veins of the legs or pelvic ...
  10. Look at Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism Video (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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