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  • Deep vein thrombosis is where a blood clot forms in the deep veins of the leg.
  • Complications can include a blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary embolus), inflammation of the vein (phlebitis) and leg ulcers.
  • Medicines are usually needed to treat deep vein thrombosis and to prevent further blood clots.

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Reviewed on: 06-01-2023