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What causes a deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?

A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) may be caused by anything that promotes blood clotting. Causes can be acquired or genetic and include injury and surgery, blood clotting disorder, sitting or lying down for extended time periods, the oral contraceptive pill, obesity and smoking.

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Author: Karen McCloskey BHSc
First answered: 17 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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