You have been recommended to read this leaflet because it is suspected that you have a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).

A DVT is a blood clot in one of the deep veins in the body. When you injure yourself, your body forms blood clots, as a way of protecting you from losing blood. Sometimes this can go wrong, resulting in blood clots forming inside your veins, which interrupts the normal flow of blood.

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