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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that occurs in a vein. Complications can be serious. Find out about the symptoms and how to prevent a DVT.

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Thrombosis

Thrombosis, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), is where a blood clot forms in a vein or artery. Learn about the risk factors and how to prevent it.

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Reducing your risk of developing a blood clot

Blood clots occur to prevent you from losing too much blood. They can form inside a vein and move to your lungs, causing pain or serious complications.

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Blood clots

Blood clots can cause different problems depending on where they are in your body. A blood clot can affect your heart, lung or brain, which could be life-threatening. Learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of a blood clot.

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Pulmonary embolism

A pulmonary embolism is serious. If a blood clot gets stuck in your lungs it can cause problems with your heart and breathing. Learn the symptoms.

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Leg pain

Leg pain is any pain, ache or discomfort between your groin and ankle, and can be caused by many things from ulcers to sciatica. Find out about leg pain causes and treatment.

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Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)

Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a blood disorder that increases the risk of blood clots and pregnancy complications. Learn more here.

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Baker’s cysts

Baker's cysts are caused by fluid that comes from the knee joint. Here's how to treat the symptoms once diagnosed, and respond to complications.

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Travel health advice

Going overseas? Here are some tips on how to stay well during your holiday, including tips on food and water safety, insect risks and vaccinations.

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Fluid retention

Fluid retention is when part of your body swells due to a build-up of trapped fluid. Find out more about the causes and treatment options available.

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