Deep Vein Thrombosis Do's And Don'ts

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A deep venous thrombosis (commonly called DVT) is a blood clot (also called a thrombus) that forms inside deep veins in your legs or pelvis. The clot blocks blood flow and causes pressure to build up in the vein. If part of the clot breaks away, it may move through your bloodstream to your lungs. If the clot blocks one or more of the blood vessels in your lungs, it is called a pulmonary embolism.

DVT is a common medical problem. About 1 out of every 2,000 people develops this type...

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