What is the treatment for deep venous thrombosis?

DVT. The treatment can be observation, medical with medications, and surgical. It depends on the acuity of the clot and the other complicating medical factors.
Depends. 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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Why warfarin used in long term treatment of deep venous thrombosis? Why not heparin?

Oral administration. Warfarin is available in an oral dose and is given on a daily basis. Its effects lasts 24 hours and takes about 72 hours to clear from your system. Heparin is given either intravenously or subcutaneously and requires dosing every 4 to 8 hours or continuously depending on the method of administration. Long term anticoagulation is easier and better tolerated with an oral medication. Read more...
Pill. Warfarin is a pill, while heparin is iv. Newer anticoagulants have been recently used. They come in a subcutaneous injection or a pill form. Ask your doctor about options other than the above 2. Read more...

My mom gets deep venous thrombosis, so am I likely to get it later?

Not likely. There may be genetic reasons your mom has clots. Usually blood clots like dvts are provoked by surgery or medicines, but if not or in certain other situations, then genetic testing might be done. If you knew this information, then you'd be more likely to get a blood clot too, but still this would not be a likely event. Read more...
Possibly. If your mom got a blood clot for an identifiable reason, then you probably don't have to worry. If, on the other hand, she got a blood clot for reasons that are unclear then she should have blood tests to see if there is a genetic reason (thrombophilia) why the clot occurred. If any of the tests are abnormal, then you should probably be tested too since some thrombophilias can be hereditary. Read more...