Deep vein thrombosis

, DVT, means a blood clot in a leg. This can occur after surgery, long bed rest, or pregnancy; or may arise from genetic disorders. It also commonly occurs while or after sitting in a cramped situation and/or where unable to move around especially on long flights or long car journeys.
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Deep Vein Thrombosis

thrombosis or clotting of blood causing occlusion or partical occlusion of a deep vein
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Deep vein thrombosis

Our Deep vein thrombosis Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Deep vein thrombosis Deep vein thrombosis: A blood clot (thrombus) in a deep vein in the thigh or leg. The clot can break off as an embolus and make its way to the lung, where it can cause respiratory distress and respiratory failure. Deep vein thr
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deep vein thrombosis

Blood clotting in the veins of the inner thigh or leg. In air travel, DVT is the economy-class syndrome. Even in young, health travelers the long stretches immobilised in cramped seats in cabins with very low humidity set the stage for the formation of a thrombus (blood clot) in the lower leg. Blood clots can break off (as an embolism) and makes it
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deep vein thrombosis

Contents • Who is at risk for deep vein thrombosis? • Signs and symptoms • Diagnosis • Treatment • Prevention A blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body. Most deep vein clots occur in the lower leg or thigh. They also can occur in other parts of the body. If a...
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Deep Vein Thrombosis

A blood clot that forms in the deep veins of a particular body part. Most often, the clot forms in the leg, thigh, pelvis or arm. The clot can dislodge and travel to other parts of the body through the bloodstream. Pregnant women are at an increased risk of developing the condition.
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deep vein thrombosis

(DVT) Type: Term Definitions: 1. formation of one or more thrombi in the deep veins, usually of the lower extremity or in the pelvis. Carries a high risk of pulmonary embolism.
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deep vein thrombosis

The formation of a blood clot in a deep vein of the leg or lower pelvis. Symptoms may include pain, swelling, warmth, and redness in the affected area. Also called DVT.
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Deep vein thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis, or deep venous thrombosis, (DVT) is the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) in a deep vein,{efn|Thrombosis associated with the abdominal organs (viscera)—such as portal vein thrombosis, renal vein thrombosis, and Budd–Chiari syndrome—are separate diseases excluded from the scope of this definition.} predominantly in th
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Deep vein thrombosis

A blood clot that develops in a vein deep in a limb.
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deep vein thrombosis

a blood clot in a deep vein
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Deep Vein Thrombosis

A blood clot ( thrombus ) in a deep vein in the thigh or leg. The clot can break off as an embolus a
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