Harvard Men's Health Watch

Deep-vein thrombosis: Blood clots in your veins

Deep-vein thrombosis typically occurs in the veins of the legs, and is more common in men than in women. It is often caused by long periods of immobility, such as during a hospital stay or lengthy airplane flight.
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