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 medications treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- Q Why is deep vein thrombosis such a concern during pregnancy?
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my deep vein thrombosis (DVT) symptoms?
- Q How does Doppler ultrasonography diagnose deep vein thrombosis?
- Q What are the potential risk factors for DVT?
- Q Why might my lower leg feel warm?