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Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis

 
 
     
 
 

 
 
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Keywords

Deep vein thrombosis, venous thrombosis, blood clot, pulmonary embolism, prevention, phlebitis

Overview *

Deep Vein Thrombosis is a blood clot in a vein, usually deep in the leg or pelvic area. It is a potentially serious condition that must be treated to prevent the blood clot from travelling to the lung and causing a pulmonary embolism. Symptoms of deep vein thrombosis include swelling, pain or tenderness, red or discolored skin, or a feeling of warmth in the area of the leg that is swollen or painful. If the clot moves to the lungs, symptoms may include chest pain, shortness of breath, or a feeling of not being able to catch your breath. Walking three or four times a day after surgery is the best way to prevent deep vein thrombosis. If you are unable to get out of bed, try moving your legs while in bed. Bicycle motion of the legs and flexing and extending ankles are good exercises in this situation. There are also special tight stockings and Sequential Compressing Devices that can be applied on the legs to help pump the blood back to the heart. Your doctor may recommend a course of blood thinners for you.

 
 

In-Depth

Introduction | DVT
Symptoms | Prevention
Conclusion

 
 

Multimedia

This patient education program explains what deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are and discusses tips to prevent them.

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Last reviewed: 1/9/2007

 
     
 

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