A 39-year-old member asked:
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what causes a blood clot in the leg?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Dvt: If we are talking about a venous clot the its also termed a dvt. These can be dangerous because they can trave to the lung and cause a pulmonary embolis. These are lfethreatening.Causes od DVT are trauma, hypercoagulopathy, cancers, etc. Many pts are bed ridden. They may be smokers or on birth controll.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Peter H'doubler
40 years experience Vascular Surgery
Three main reasons: Thrombophlebitis is venous thrombosis and associated inflammation of the affected vein. Also referred to as DVT or deep vein thrombosis. It is almost always the result of one or more of 3 conditions (known as virchow's triad): 1stasis of blood, 2 endothelial injury or 3 hyper-coagulability. Common causes for each: 1 long trip 2 post surgery or trauma 3 birth control pills or blood disorder.
Answered on Aug 19, 2018
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Dr. Charles Anderson
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Dr. H'Doubler nailed it. This is the classic description and explanation for most venous thrombotic episodes. Other explanations exist, but the common explanations are common for a reason. I would add smoking to the list as well.
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Immobility: Ie with a flight or long car ride, or immobilization . Could also be due to your genetics and a clotting problem.
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