Deep Vein Thrombosis Prevention

Other Suggestions for Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis

Suggestions will also depend on whether you have had a clot before or if you are at risk for developing a deep vein clot but have never had one.
If you have had a deep vein clot, you will need to prevent further clots from developing by:
  • Taking your medications to prevent or treat blood clots as prescribed by your doctor
  • Following up with your doctor for medication changes and blood work.
If you have never had a deep vein clot, but you are in a situation that may increase your risk, be sure to:
  • Exercise your lower leg muscles if you will be sitting still for long periods of time
  • Get out of bed and move around as soon as you are able to after having surgery or being ill
  • Take DVT medications to prevent clots after some types of surgery as directed by your doctor
  • Follow up with your doctor.

DVT Information

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