What are the risks?

Not everyone diagnosed with a blood clot can find an associated cause. However certain factors are known to increase the risk of clots. Here you can learn about what has been known to cause clots and find out if you are at risk. 

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Warning signs of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism

Symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) can be difficult to identify, as they are different for everyone – ranging from severe pain to mild discomfort. Learn how to recognize warning signs here.

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How are DVT and PE diagnosed?

Your doctor has access to different diagnostic procedures for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Before you see your doctor, you may want to be familiar with them. Read more here.
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DVT: The right facts. The right diagnosis

Cancer patients have a greater risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Even though doctors know this, the signs and symptoms of DVT are often difficult to detect. You can help your doctor catch DVT sooner by highlighting any extra risk factors you have, and letting him or her know if you are experiencing DVT symptoms.
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Possible DVT treatment options

Anticoagulants, thrombolytics or surgery?
Depending on the severity of your situation, your doctor will
have a suggestion for your treatment. Knowing about the different
options in advance can help you ask the right questions,
so you can be sure you feel properly informed about the treatment your doctor suggests. 
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Speaking fluent DVT

Need quick access to a DVT dictionary? Find a complete list of useful DVT medical terms that can ease your interactions with your health care providers. Good luck!
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Preparing for the doctor’s appointment

You may be used to your doctor asking all the questions. But if you want to come away from your appointment feeling properly diagnosed and informed, it’s a good idea to a come with a list of your own questions. Find tips here.
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Minimising your DVT risk factors

Some lifestyle habits and hereditary conditions could also influence your risk of developing DVT. There are steps you can take to minimise some of these risks. Find out more here.
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