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Medical Condition:
Phlebothrombosis
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Also Known As:
DVT

 

Description:
This is where a clot occurs in the deeper veins in the calf of the leg, the leg may become swollen and warm although this is not always the case; if this occurs, the first you will know about it is when the clot reaches the lung. If this happens you will experience a crushing chest pain and shortness of breath as the clot reaches the lungs and becomes lodged, in the majority of cases the blood clot is absorbed over time.

 

 

Please Note: The information provided here should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A medical practitioner should always be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of all medical conditions.

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