DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (DVT)
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What is DVT?
Blood clots form in the legs after prolonged sluggish or static flow, when patient are either travelling long distances or remain bed-bound due to other medical conditions. Rare causes of blood clots include oral contraceptives, malignancy, inherited clotting disorders, and after recent orthopedic surgery.
What are the Signs/Symptoms of DVT?
Signs of a blood clot may include painful swelling and redness in one or both legs. Sometimes the affected leg may feel hot to the touch. In severe cases, complete obstruction of venous flow can lead to a serious condition which may result in limb loss (phlegmasia cerulean dolens).