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We will talk about the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis so you know what to look out for. It

is also important that you know what causes this so you can learn how to prevent it.

Hopefully with this knowledge, you can be armed with information to take with you to your

doctors visit to discuss it further.

What is Deep Vein Thrombosis?

When someone has deep vein thrombosis (DVT), it means they have a problem deep in their veins

with blood clotting. The clots form in a vein that is part of the deep system. These clots

can be found throughout the body. However, the clots are most frequently located in the

thighs, legs or the pelvis in the deep veins.

Because the clots are in a vein deep in the body instead of one that is superficial, there is

greater risk for complications. Parts of the blood clots can come loose and can cause a

pulmonary embolism. A pulmonary embolism is when part of a blood clot breaks off and travels

to the heart and pumped from there into the lungs. 30% of people with DVT experience a

pulmonary embolism.

Symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis

The biggest problem with deep vein thrombosis is that many people with it do not experience

very many symptoms at all. If you do have symptoms of deep vein thrombosis, you might


Fatigue in your legs
Warm feeling of the skin of the leg that is affected
Leg pain and tenderness (this might only happen upon standing or walking)
Surface veins that are visible (that weren’t before)
Redness or discoloration in the skin
Leg swelling

If you have any of these symptoms, it is crucial that you notify your doctor immediately so

you can have a full examination. They will be able to determine if you have deep vein

thrombosis and begin treatment for it right away. Ultrasound or venography might be done to

see if you have DVT. Rarely, an MRI is needed to locate the clots. Treatments depend on what

your doctor decides is best for your case.

Causes of Deep Vein Thrombosis

There are only a few causes of DVT. Here are a few examples:

Surgery like joint replacement
In depth surgery on your abdomen, chest, leg or hip area
Any surgery that involves reducing blood flow to an area of the body
History of pulmonary embolism
Genetic condition that leads to increased blood clotting
Spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis
Hormone therapy, including oral birth control pills
Cesarean section or vaginal birth
Inflammatory bowel disease
Heart attack, congestive heart failure or stroke history
Certain injuries that restrict blood flow to an area of your body

Those with the greatest risk for DVT are those who are older. Those who smoke or are

overweight are at even greater risk for developing DVT. Taking long car or plan trips or

those who sit for long periods of time might develop DVT. Using birth control pills or

patches that contain synthetic hormones. If you think you have DVT or you are at risk, speak

with your doctor about measures you can take to prevent complications.

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