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Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis: What is it, Symptoms, Prevention, Causes and Risk Factors | Singapore General Hospital

Deep Vein Thrombosis - Causes and Risk Factors

Risk factors for DVT include stasis of blood flow and hypercoagulable states (a condition in which there is an abnormal increased tendency toward blood clotting).

Conditions with a strong risk factor include: spinal cord injury, major trauma, major general surgery.

Conditions with a medium risk factor include: chemotherapy, oral contraceptive therapy, hormone replacement therapy and paralytic stroke.

Conditions with a small risk factor include: obesity, bed rest for more than three days, and immobility due to sitting and varicose veins.

Deep Vein Thrombosis - Diagnosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis - Treatments

Deep Vein Thrombosis - Preparing for surgery

Deep Vein Thrombosis - Post-surgery care

Deep Vein Thrombosis - Other Information

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