Deep Vein Thrombosis Causes

In general, the blood is meant to flow at all times through the veins. Stagnation of blood can cause clot formation. Small clots are constantly being formed and broken down by the own body’s fibrinolytic lysis system. Factors that alter this delicate balance can cause formation and propagation of DVT.

COMMON CAUSES

  • Immobility

  • Staying in a sitting position for a prolonged period of time such as travel in an airplane, car, or a train or sitting in a chair for a prolonged period of time

  • Surgery, not being ambulatory during or after a surgical procedure

  • Pregnancy or postpartum

  • Obesity

What are the common causes and early signs of DVT?
Trauma is a common cause of DVT and varicose veins.

TRAUMA

  • Fractures of the Legs

  • Knee Injury

  • Hip Injury

  • Any Type of Trauma or Surgery

INHERITED OR CONGENITAL CONDITION

  • Hypercoagulability

  • Protein C or S deficiency

  • Prothrombin G20210A

  • Polycythemia

  • Factor V Leiden

  • Antithrombin deficiencies

  • Dysfibrinogenemia

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CANCER

  • Cancer in any form has been known to increase the chance of formation of a clot

OTHER CAUSES

  • Birth Control Pills

  • Smoking

  • Hormonal Replacement Therapy

  • Central Venous Catheters

  • Inflammatory and Autoimmune Diseases

  • Infections

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