What Causes Deep Vein Thrombosis?
Blood clots can form in your body's deep veins
- Damage occurs to a vein's inner lining. This
damage may result from injuries caused by physical, chemical, and biological
factors. Such factors include surgery, serious injury, inflammation, or an
- Blood flow is sluggish or slow. Lack of motion
can cause sluggish or slowed blood flow. This may occur after surgery, if
you're ill and in bed for a long time, or if you're traveling for a long time.
- Your blood is thicker or more likely to clot than
usual. Certain inherited conditions (such as factor V Leiden) increase blood's
tendency to clot. This also is true of treatment with hormone replacement
therapy or birth control pills.