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Sudden, extremely sharp pain in leg? What is test for dvt?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Ultrasound

You will need to have an ultrasound performed of the lower extremity to test for a dvt.

In brief: Ultrasound

You will need to have an ultrasound performed of the lower extremity to test for a dvt.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Ultrasound the best

1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that it might be a dvt, then you need a 2.
D-dimer. A blood test is done. If it is very low, you don't have a dvt. If it is high you might have a DVT and you need an 3. Ultrasound scan. This is the gold standard test. The ultimate way to check for a DVT is ultrasound.

In brief: Ultrasound the best

1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that it might be a dvt, then you need a 2.
D-dimer. A blood test is done. If it is very low, you don't have a dvt. If it is high you might have a DVT and you need an 3. Ultrasound scan. This is the gold standard test. The ultimate way to check for a DVT is ultrasound.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ultrasound

Ultrasound is the best first test.

In brief: Ultrasound

Ultrasound is the best first test.
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
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