10 doctors weighed in:

Deep vein thrombosis ever seen in anyone under age 20y?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Nielsen
Phlebology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Dvt can affect any age although it is more common as one gets older. Young patients can develop DVT in situations where they are immobilized, bedridden, in cast, etc.
Or if they have clotting abnormalities making them prone to deep venous thrombosis.

In brief: Yes

Dvt can affect any age although it is more common as one gets older. Young patients can develop DVT in situations where they are immobilized, bedridden, in cast, etc.
Or if they have clotting abnormalities making them prone to deep venous thrombosis.
Dr. Mark Nielsen
Dr. Mark Nielsen
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Dr. Kevin Carson
Radiology - Interventional
2 doctors agree

In brief: DVT

Yes. However a work up for an underlying medical issues may be necessary.

In brief: DVT

Yes. However a work up for an underlying medical issues may be necessary.
Dr. Kevin Carson
Dr. Kevin Carson
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Venous Thrombosis

Deep venous thrombosis can occur at any age.
If a young patient under 20 had DVT, consider workup for hypercoagulable / hematologic disorder. Also predisposing factors could be congenital venous abnormality, varicose veins, trauma, certain medications, or prolonged immobility. If suspect then check venous ultrasound or D-dimer. Consult with a board-certified vascular specialist as well.

In brief: Venous Thrombosis

Deep venous thrombosis can occur at any age.
If a young patient under 20 had DVT, consider workup for hypercoagulable / hematologic disorder. Also predisposing factors could be congenital venous abnormality, varicose veins, trauma, certain medications, or prolonged immobility. If suspect then check venous ultrasound or D-dimer. Consult with a board-certified vascular specialist as well.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
Dr. Joel Gotvald
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