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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is deep vein thrombosis?

A condition where a blood clot forms in a deep vein, usually affecting the legs. The blood clot impairs blood circulation. Sometimes, the clots can dislodge and travel to an artery in your lung which is a medical emergency.

Symptoms of deep vein thrombosis

  • Swelling of any body part

  • Redness in the affected area

  • Swelling of the affected area

  • Calf pain

  • Swelling or water retention on one side of the body

  • Thigh pain

  • History of brain tumour

  • History of cancer within last 1 year

Questions your doctor may ask to check for deep vein thrombosis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose deep vein thrombosis

  • Do you have any swelling in any part of your body?

  • Is the affected area red?

  • Is the affected area swollen?

  • Do you have calf pain?

  • Do you have swelling on one side of your body?

Treatment for deep vein thrombosis

Treatment for deep vein thrombosis focuses primarily on keeping the clot from growing further with blood-thinning medications and medication to break up the clots. In severe cases, surgery or an interventional radiology procedure to remove the clots may be required.

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