Deep vein thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot, usually in the legs or pelvis. This can happen to anyone, as 53-year-old Bernie McKay learned. Even though he leads an active life, he experienced severe cramping pain the back of his left leg one day–leading to a trip to the emergency department and tests that revealed he had DVT. Half of the people who develop DVT don’t experience any symptoms, but please inform your health care provider if you notice “swelling, pain or tenderness in a leg with skin that’s warm and red or discolored.” Read more about Bernie’s story here.
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