Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Prevention
The formation of a clot in a deep of the leg or lower . Symptoms may include pain, swelling, warmth, and redness in the affected area. Also called DVT.
About Preventing DVT
You can take steps to prevent (DVT) and (PE). If you’re at risk for these conditions:See your doctor for regular checkups. Take all medicines as your doctor prescribes. Get out of bed and move around as soon as possible after surgery or illness (as your doctor recommends). Moving around lowers your chance of developing a clot. your lower leg during long trips. This helps prevent clots from forming.
If you’ve had DVT or PE before, you can help prevent future clots. Follow the steps above and:
Contact your doctor at once if you have any signs or symptoms of DVT or PE. For more information, go to “What Are the Signs and Symptoms…