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Could you have DVT and be unaware of it?
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Dr. Barbara Toppin
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes!
While most deep clots is are characterized by swelling, pain, and discoloration of the area, a patient may not know if they have other conditions.
Some of these include injury to the area , muscle tears, history of swelling or poor circulation. Seek medical advice if these symptoms occur as a delay in diagnosis may result in problems like clots in the lung or pulmonary embolism.

In brief: Yes!
While most deep clots is are characterized by swelling, pain, and discoloration of the area, a patient may not know if they have other conditions.
Some of these include injury to the area , muscle tears, history of swelling or poor circulation. Seek medical advice if these symptoms occur as a delay in diagnosis may result in problems like clots in the lung or pulmonary embolism.
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Dr. Barbara Toppin
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely
It is entirely poossible to have a DVT and not know it.
It is estimated that 3% of all dvts produce no symptoms whatsoever. As dr. Toppin said, there are also other things that can be confused with dvts that can make you think that you don't have a DVT when you actually do have one, and vice versa. If you are worried that you might have one, you should get it checked out.

In brief: Absolutely
It is entirely poossible to have a DVT and not know it.
It is estimated that 3% of all dvts produce no symptoms whatsoever. As dr. Toppin said, there are also other things that can be confused with dvts that can make you think that you don't have a DVT when you actually do have one, and vice versa. If you are worried that you might have one, you should get it checked out.
Dr. Ted King
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