Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) in a deep vein.

The acute deep vein thrombosis of the leg may be considered a contraindication for lymphatic drainage massage but the use of a compression stocking is strongly advised as well as exercise.

Phlebothrombosis consists in a clot developing within an inflamed vein. This clot may get loose and travel to the lungs or another part of the body.
Thombophlebitis may begin with inflammation in the wall of the vein and in this case the thrombus may adhere to the wall of the vein.
In both cases, the use of a compression garment and exercise is recommended.



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