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What is the treatment for blood clots in the legs (dvt)?
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
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In brief: Blood thinners
The mainstay of treatment is always blood thinners and there are many of these with more coming out all the time.
Often the clot is left alone while the body dissolves it. Sometimes when the clot is very high up and extends above the top of the leg, the clot might be removed mechanically with a clot dissolver. Once that is done, a person still needs to be on blood thinners though.

In brief: Blood thinners
The mainstay of treatment is always blood thinners and there are many of these with more coming out all the time.
Often the clot is left alone while the body dissolves it. Sometimes when the clot is very high up and extends above the top of the leg, the clot might be removed mechanically with a clot dissolver. Once that is done, a person still needs to be on blood thinners though.
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