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deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition in which a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more of the deep veins in the body, usually in the legs.


Symptoms may include:


  • chest pain
  • shortness of breath
  • lightheadedness
  • fainting
  • coughing up blood
  • sense of anxiety or nervousness
  •  pain in legs
  • redness and warmth in the affected area

Causes may include:



Treatment may include:


·         medication
·         surgery
·         compression stockings

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