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Heart and CirculationDeep-Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that is formed in the deep vein of the body. It most occurs in the deep vein of the leg or the thigh and lead to serious conditions if the breaks and travel to the lungs.

The indications include:

• Swelling in leg, especially around the vein.

• Dialation of the superficial vein.

• Tenderness of calf.

• Redness or discoloration of legs.

• Pain in legs while walking or standing.

• Bluish skin color, usually in finger and lips.

• Coughing up blood.

• Sudden unexplained shortness of breath.

• Painful while deep breathing.

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