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I think I may may have a deep vein thrombosis? What are the recognizable symptoms of dvt?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Can vary

Commonly, deep vein thromboses cause pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms.
If a blood clot is small and in what we call calf veins, you might only get pain without swelling. If the clot is only blocking part of the vein, but not all of it, you also might get no swelling.

In brief: Can vary

Commonly, deep vein thromboses cause pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms.
If a blood clot is small and in what we call calf veins, you might only get pain without swelling. If the clot is only blocking part of the vein, but not all of it, you also might get no swelling.
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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Variable

Trying to make a diagnosis of DVT based upon a history, and findings on examination is hazardous.
Symptoms may be mild soreness of the calf muscle, with or without swelling; feel ing as if one has a pulled muscle. It is best to obtain an ultrasound study of the leg veins to evaluate one for possible dvt.

In brief: Variable

Trying to make a diagnosis of DVT based upon a history, and findings on examination is hazardous.
Symptoms may be mild soreness of the calf muscle, with or without swelling; feel ing as if one has a pulled muscle. It is best to obtain an ultrasound study of the leg veins to evaluate one for possible dvt.
Dr. James Isobe
Dr. James Isobe
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pain and swelling

The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling.
However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained swelling with or without calf or thigh pain then a venous ultrasound would be indicated to look for a dvt. Sometimes even a ct scan or mrv is necessary. The bottom line is, if DVT is considered, then proper testing is required.

In brief: Pain and swelling

The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling.
However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained swelling with or without calf or thigh pain then a venous ultrasound would be indicated to look for a dvt. Sometimes even a ct scan or mrv is necessary. The bottom line is, if DVT is considered, then proper testing is required.
Dr. John Landi
Dr. John Landi
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Dvt

In brief: Dvt

swelling of legs
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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