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Difference between dvt and cvi

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 22 years experience
Similar: Both can cause leg swelling. Symptoms with DVT tend to be more abrupt in onset, but not always. The only effective way to differentiate the two are ... Read More
Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian
Phlebology 31 years experience
DVT and CVI: Symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency are 'chronic' and rarely of abrupt onset. Patients will report having longstanding symptoms of aching and pai... Read More

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Not necessarily: could be muscular pain, nerve compression or superficial thrombophlebitis: you must be examined and tested.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 40 years experience
Venous doppler study: The "gold standard" test would be a venous doppler study . Plus, a DVT would probably show some calf swelling/enlargement compared to the opposite sid... Read More
Dr. Neil Halin
Radiology 39 years experience
Ultrasound: If you really suspect that you have DVT or even superficial thrombophlebitis, an ultrasound or non-invasive scan would be the way to go to check for b... Read More
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
How to diagnose DVT.: The gold standard to diagnose DVT between the lower calf and groin is a venous duplex ultrasound. If this is negative then the chance of having DVT is... Read More
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Dr. Robert Vorhies
Vascular Surgery 25 years experience
Often related: Chronic venous insufficiency often results after suffering dvt. Even if the blood clot is cleared out by the body's natural defenses, the venous valv... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roland El ghazal
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Difficult to tell: DVT can cause pain or be completely painless. Saphenous vein insufficiency could be caused by DVT (called post-thrombotic syndrome). Therefore any p... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
DVT: Deep venous thrombosis is a blood clot in the deep vein system, typically in the legs. If a piece of the clot breaks off and travels through the vein... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
DVT and PPS: The symptoms of DVT and post phlebitic syndrome are very different. Dvt usually presents as leg swelling and frequently thigh or calf pain depending o... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 29 years experience
Be careful!!: The package insert states the injection should be "at the same time every day". Please check with your physician about the possibility of slowly ch... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Not a DVT.: A DVT, or clot in the deep veins of the leg, cause achiness and leg swelling which is persistent all the time - not just when you're active. Your symp... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Byrnes
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Artery and vein: Venous insufficiency is a disease of the vein which drains blood out of the legs. Periferal vascular disease is a disease of the artery which delivers... Read More

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