Deep vein thrombosis occurs when blood clots form, also known as thrombus, forming one or more deep veins in the body, especially the legs.
– Swelling and pain in one leg, rarely in both legs
– Reddish, warm skin around the affected area
– Veins are swollen, hard to touch and painful
In some cases, in more severe cases, a piece of clot may break and go to the lungs, causing chest pain and shortness of breath. It is also called pulmonary embolism or PE.
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