Both deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and thrombophlebitis are vascular conditions in which the veins become inflamed and blood clots form inside. These conditions almost always develop in the veins in the legs, but occasionally occur in the arms or, more rarely, other parts of the body. Thrombophlebitis occurs in the veins close to the skin, the superficial veins, while DVT occurs in the deep veins, those farther below the skin surface.
- Q Should I be worried about deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- Q How do other illnesses affect deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- Q How do medications treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- Q What is the rate of incidence for deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- Q How common is deep vein thrombosis?
- Q What are the potential risk factors for DVT?