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What causes a blood clot in the leg?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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Dr. Peter H'doubler
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Dr. Peter H'doubler
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Dr. Charles Anderson
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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