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Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein deep in the thigh or calf. It causes swelling, a red patch or an ache in the leg, and can be dangerous if the clot reaches a vital organ. It can be treated with anticoagulant medication.
Dealing with deep vein thrombosis
By Dr Julian Hague2019-02-17
Blood clots can be a scary idea – a clump of congealed blood rattling around in your veins. While clotting is necessary to stop bleeding if you cut yourself, this quality can become damaging or even deadly if a clot forms in the bloodstream and blocks a blood vessel. Dr Julian Hague, a top clinical and interventional radiologist based in London explains deep vein thrombosis. See more
FAQs: varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis
By Mr Harpaul Flora2019-02-15
Mr Harpual Flora is a leading vascular surgeon and expert in varicose veins and here he answers all of our questions on both varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis. See more
How can you avoid deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and maintain healthy veins?
By Mr David Greenstein2019-02-08
Leading consultant vascular surgeon, Mr David Greenstein explains what you can do to avoid developing deep vein thrombosis on long-haul flights, and how to maintain healthy veins. See more