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Deep Vein Thrombosis (cont.)

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Hypercoagulability (coagulation of blood faster than usual)

  • Medications such as birth control pills, for example, Ortho-Novum, Yaz, Yasmin, Microgestin, Kelnor, and other estrogens
  • Smoking
  • Genetic or hereditary predisposition to clot formation
  • Polycythemia (increased number of red blood cells)
  • Cancer

Trauma to the vein

  • Fracture to the leg or arm
  • Bruised leg or arm
  • Complication of an invasive procedure of the vein
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/16/2016


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