A person may develop deep vein thrombosis when a specific type of blood clot occurs deep in their vein.

Symptoms of deep vein thrombosis

Symptoms of deep vein thrombosis include swelling, pain and/ or tenderness of the affected limb. You may also experience cramping.

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Seek medical attention

Always seek medical attention if you suspect that you may be suffering from deep vein thrombosis.

Treatment

Treatment usually involves the use of anticoagulant drugs, which will thin your blood.

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