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 Are there alternative treatments for treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- Q What kind of medications are used to treat or prevent DVT?
- Q What is post-phlebitic syndrome?
- Q How is deep vein thrombosis prevented after surgery?
- Q What medical conditions increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis?
- Q What is the best way to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?