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What kind of condition is deep venous thrombosis (d.V.T.)?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
7 doctors agree

In brief: A blood clot

A deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot in the deep veins.
Usually in the legs, it can occur elsewhere, especially the arms. If a DVT breaks off and travels through the blood stream it could end up in the lungs. This is a pulmonary embolus which can be fatal. Treatment is with blood thinners. Blood clots can be related to age, obseity, certain health conditions, surgery, or hospitaliztion.

In brief: A blood clot

A deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot in the deep veins.
Usually in the legs, it can occur elsewhere, especially the arms. If a DVT breaks off and travels through the blood stream it could end up in the lungs. This is a pulmonary embolus which can be fatal. Treatment is with blood thinners. Blood clots can be related to age, obseity, certain health conditions, surgery, or hospitaliztion.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: DVT

Blood is a red liquid normally held within arte4ries and veins.
It has to be able to clot normally to prevent leakage through small damages. If it clots more than normally, the clots can clog veins and arteries causing serious problems from damage to organs. Deep veins lead to the lung arteries and clots can travel to the lungs causing a serious and many times fatal pulmonary embolism.

In brief: DVT

Blood is a red liquid normally held within arte4ries and veins.
It has to be able to clot normally to prevent leakage through small damages. If it clots more than normally, the clots can clog veins and arteries causing serious problems from damage to organs. Deep veins lead to the lung arteries and clots can travel to the lungs causing a serious and many times fatal pulmonary embolism.
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
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