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Can you develop dvt w/ normal platelet count (311)? does the pain & swelling from dvt travel up from foot to leg to calf, or start & stay in calf?

3 doctor answers15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Dvt: Dvt has nothing to do with platelet count, and most people who develop DVT have normal platelet count, and yes, depending on where is the clot the pain can be in different parts of lower extremity. If you think you might have DVT go to the hospital.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Can present: Either way. Need to have it checked out asap.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
Vascular Surgery 26 years experience
DVT: DVT can occur regardless of platelet count. Pain & swelling from DVT can occur anywhere in the leg or foot & location does not directly correlate w/ location or size of clot. Many patients with DVT have no pain & no swelling, so they can often be silent killers when they embolize. If you have concern, see your doctor to get a D-dimer blood test or a leg vein ultrasound.

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