May 28, 2017
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Deep Vein Thrombosis (cont.)

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Who is at risk for developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?

There are a wide variety of people who are at risk for developing blood clots. Some risk factors include:

  • Immobility, including prolonged bed rest due to illness or injury and long travel in a car or airplane
  • Pregnancy
  • Birth control pills or hormone therapy
  • Smoking
  • Cancer
  • Surgery that damages the veins in an arm or leg
  • Family history or genetic predisposition to forming blood clots
  • Obesity
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/16/2016


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