Risk factors for DVT include stasis of blood flow and hypercoagulable states (a condition in which there is an abnormal increased tendency toward blood clotting).
Conditions with a strong risk factor include: spinal cord injury, major trauma, major general surgery.
Conditions with a medium risk factor include: chemotherapy, oral contraceptive therapy, hormone replacement therapy and paralytic stroke.
Conditions with a small risk factor include: obesity, bed rest for more than three days, and immobility due to sitting and varicose veins.
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