Deep Vein Thrombosis

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Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the formation of blood clots in deep leg veins, typically located in the legs. These clots can pose a life-threatening risk if they dislodge and travel to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism.

Risk factors:
DVT is more common in individuals with risk factors like age, immobility, or a family history of clotting disorders, and pregnant women are at higher risk due to hormonal changes, pressure on pelvic veins, and potential reduced blood flow during pregnancy.

Symptoms:
This includes swelling, pain, and redness in the affected limb, typically the legs. Individuals may also experience warmth and tenderness in the affected area.

A. 30-year-old woman with deep vein thrombsis
B. Normal Anatomy
C. Normal blood flow
D. Deep vein thrombosis
E. Thrombus (clot)
F. Embolus to the lungs
G. Pulmonary embolism
H. Lung damage
I. Leg swelling, Throbbing pain, Warm skin, Red or darkened skin, Swollen and hard veins
J. Deep Vein Thrombosis

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