Blood Clot in the Legs (cont.)
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What are the signs and symptoms of DVT (deep vein thrombosis)?
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Signs and symptoms of DVT or deep vein thrombosis occur in the affected leg when a clot obstructs blood flow and causes inflammation. Signs and symptoms of DVT may include:
Some people with deep vein thrombosis do not experience any symptoms.
What causes DVT (deep vein thrombosis)?
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Three factors may lead to formation of a clot inside a blood vessel:
Any event or condition that can lead to blood vessel damage, hypercoagulability, or change in blood flow can potentially cause deep vein thrombosis. The more common risk factors are:
If an individual has one deep vein thrombosis, they are 33% more likely to develop a second deep vein thrombosis within 10 years.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/19/2016
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