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Who is more likely to get a Deep Vein Thrombosis #DeepVeinThrombosis #DVT ?

Who is more likely to get DVT

A DVT is more likely to happen if you:

> are over 60
> are overweight
> smoke
> have had DVT before
> take the contraceptive pill or HRT
> have cancer or heart failure
> have varicose veins

There are also some temporary situations when you're at more risk of DVT. These include if you:

> are staying in or recently left hospital – especially if you cannot move around much (like after an operation)
>are confined to bed
>go on a long journey (more than 3 hours) by plane, car or train
>are pregnant or if you've had a baby in the previous 6 weeks
>are dehydrated 

Source: NHS UK

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