What Is Venous Thromboembolism?

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Venous thromboembolism is a condition when a blood clot forms in your veins and cuts off your blood flow. It is dangerous but treatable. There are two types of venous thromboembolism: Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). DVT mainly happens in your leg or pelvis. It is deep within a muscle. It can cause pain, swelling, redness, and warmth near the blocked vein. Pulmonary Embolism (PE). It is a life-threatening emergency and can block the flow of blood in your lungs. It can also harm other organs because your lungs can't supply them with enough oxygen. Keywords: venous thromboembolism