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 How do compression stockings help prevent deep vein thrombosis?
- Q How is deep vein thrombosis diagnosed?
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my deep vein thrombosis (DVT) symptoms?
- Q What is the best way to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- Q Is deep vein thrombosis (DVT) serious?
- Q Can my family history increase my risk of deep vein thrombosis?