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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in the deep veins, and can be caused by broken bones, trauma to a limb, immobility, medications, smoking, cancer, genetic predisposition, and cancer. Symptoms of a deep vein thrombosis in a leg are

  • swelling,
  • tenderness,
  • redness,
  • warmth, and
  • pain.

Treatment for DVT include medications and surgery.

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Terms related to Deep Vein Thrombosis:

  • Blood Clot in the Leg
  • DVT
  • Leg Blood Clots
  • Superficial Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Vein Clots