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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep venous thrombosis is a clot within the deep veins of the leg. The blood clot causes pain and swelling of the calf. This is a concerning condition, because if the clot breaks loose, it can travel to the lung and become lodged there, blocking blood ...Read more


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What is deep vein thrombosis?

What is deep vein thrombosis?

A blood clot: A DVT is a blood clot ( thrombus) which has formed in the deep vein of usually the leg. It may involve the lower, upper or entire leg. Less frequently it involves the upper extremity. The other kind of clotting is superficial phlebitis which occurs in the veins just under the skin. If either is suspected one should seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What causes a deep vein thrombosis?

What causes a deep vein thrombosis?

Many factors: Patients with a hereditary condition, called venous insufficiency have a valvular condition that allows blood to pool while standing or sitting, decreased return to heart when not lying down. Can lead to inflammation due to decreased blood flow through the vein, damage to vein and blood clotting. Other factors blood clotting disorder, malignancy, recent surgery, hx dvt, pregnancy, hrt, infection. ...Read more

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What can cause a deep vein thrombosis?

Several things: Dvt occurs when virchow's triad is satisfied: hemodynamic abnormality (stasis, turbulence) endothelial damage, and hypercoagulability (abnormality in blood due to malignancy, increased risk in clot formation). Family history (thrombophilia), surgery, trauma, dehydration, prolonged bed rest, congestive heart failure, kidney problems are risk factors. ...Read more

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What are signs of deep vein thrombosis?

What are signs of deep vein thrombosis?

Pain and swelling : Dvt of leg vein cause pain of the leg usually calf when lift foot as flexing , and start seeing swelling of the leg. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for deep vein thrombosis?

Who is at risk for deep vein thrombosis?

Risk Factors DVT: There are many causes for DVT but all causes revolve around 3 factors: stasis of blood, injury to the vessel wall or increased propensity to clot(hypercoagulable state). Stasis occurs with long trips or immobility due to illness or casts. Injuries to the vein wall can occur with trauma from something within the vein or external to it. Hypercoagulable- increased risk of clotting -genetic/acquired. ...Read more

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What are the signs of deep vein thrombosis?

What are the signs of deep vein thrombosis?

Pain, swelling, red: Only about 50% of people with blood clots have symptoms directly related to that blood clot. The most common symptoms, when you have them, are pain, swelling, redness and increased warmth over the vessel involved. Occasionally, trouble breathing and pain in the chest are the first signs - which can happen if part of a 'silent clot' breaks off and travels to the lungs. ...Read more

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What are the causes of deep vein thrombosis?

What are the causes of deep vein thrombosis?

Multiple.: There are many causes for DVT but all causes revolve around 3 factors: stasis of blood, injury to the vessel wall or increased propensity to clot(hypercoagulabe state). Stasis occurs with long trips or immobility due to illness or casts. Injuries to the vein wall can occur with trauma from something within the vein or external to it .Hypercoagulable- increased risk of clotting -genetic/acquired. ...Read more

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Whta are the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis?

Whta are the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis?

Variable: Sometimes there are no symptoms. Typical symptoms include leg swelling or pain in the legs, especially the calves. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis?

What are the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis?

Deep vein thrombosis: Commonly, deep vein thrombosis causes pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms. If a blood clot is small and in what we call calf veins, you might only get pain without swelling. If the clot is only blocking part of the vein, but not all of it, you also might get no swelling. ...Read more

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Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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Veins (Definition)

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