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What is deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?

A condition in which 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 (DVT)

  • History of brain tumour

  • Personal history of lupus / SLE

  • Had a line inserted over my neck or groin in the last 3 months

  • Swelling or water retention on one side of the body

  • History of cancer within last 1 year

  • Diagnosed with cancer more than 5 years ago

  • Diagnosed with Crohn's disease in the past

  • History of deep vein thrombosis / blood clot in my leg veins

Questions your doctor may ask to check for deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

  • Have you ever had a brain tumor?

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)?

  • Have you been diagnosed with Crohn's disease?

  • Have you ever had deep vein thrombosis (economy class syndrome)?

  • Are your thighs hurting?

Treatment for deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Treatment for deep vein thrombosis primarily focuses on preventing the clot from growing further using 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.

View the symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

  • Thigh pain

References

  • Di Nisio M, van Es N, Büller HR. Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Lancet. 2016 Dec 17;388(10063):3060-3073. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30514-1. Epub 2016 Jun 30. PMID: 27375038.

    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)30514-1/fulltext

  • Thachil J. Deep vein thrombosis. Hematology. 2014 Jul;19(5):309-10. doi: 10.1179/1024533214Z.000000000284. PMID: 24939044.

    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1179/1024533214Z.000000000284

  • Goldhaber SZ, Bounameaux H. Pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis. Lancet. 2012 May 12;379(9828):1835-46. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(11)61904-1. Epub 2012 Apr 10. PMID: 22494827.

    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(11)61904-1/fulltext

  • Jaffray J, Young G. Deep vein thrombosis in pediatric patients. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Mar;65(3). doi: 10.1002/pbc.26881. Epub 2017 Nov 8. PMID: 29115714.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pbc.26881

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Reviewed By:

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency department)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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