Deep Vein Thrombosis: 

Deep Vein Thrombosis of the lower extremity is a condition in which clotting (also known as coagulation) occurs within the deep veins in your legs. Your chances of developing a DVT can be increased due to trauma, immobility (such as long flights or automobile trips), deep venous insufficiency, a hereditary blood clotting disorder (i.e. factor V Leiden mutation or prothrombin gene mutation), oral contraceptives and/or history of prior DVT.   

  • Redness and swelling 
  • Pain or tenderness of the leg 
  • Warmth of the skin   
  • Skin changes