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Deep Venous Thrombosis in Pregnancy

Aarti Mishra

Citation Information : Mishra A. Deep Venous Thrombosis in Pregnancy. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2020; 12 (1):48-50.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-1759

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 02-11-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is one of the rare yet important causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. In all, 2–3% of cases are fatal. Since pregnancy is a hypercoagulable state, it is more prone to develop DVT than normal females. Patient presents with swelling, pain, and warmth in the affected limb. Diagnosis is made by Doppler. Pulmonary embolism is the most fatal complication. First line of treatment is by broad-spectrum antibiotic and anticoagulants. Here, we review two cases: a 23-year-old primi with 32.3 weeks GA with acute history of DVT and a 30-year-old G4P1L1A2 with chronic DVT in right leg and acute DVT in left leg. We will be focusing on the clinical presentations, investigations, management of the case, the current state of literature, and the current standard treatment.

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