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How is DVT diagnosed?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Three ways

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. As dr. Salartash said, this is the gold standard test. The ultimate way to check for a DVT is ultrasound.

In brief: Three ways

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. As dr. Salartash said, 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. Andris Kazmers
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: DVT

DVT most commonly diagnosed by ultrasound.
Sometimes they are seen on CT scanning which is the best test to see if a DVT has travelled to the lungs.

In brief: DVT

DVT most commonly diagnosed by ultrasound.
Sometimes they are seen on CT scanning which is the best test to see if a DVT has travelled to the lungs.
Dr. Andris Kazmers
Dr. Andris Kazmers
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Dvt

The most simple and best test to diagnosis of DVT is a venous Doppler-sonogram.

In brief: Dvt

The most simple and best test to diagnosis of DVT is a venous Doppler-sonogram.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Scan

A patient must undergo non-invasive radiological testing in order to confirm a diagnosis of dvt.
For example, an ultrasound would detect DVT in a patient.

In brief: Scan

A patient must undergo non-invasive radiological testing in order to confirm a diagnosis of dvt.
For example, an ultrasound would detect DVT in a patient.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Venous Doppler.

The physical examination of the leg is notoriously inaccurate for the diagnosis if DVT.
In the appropriate clinical setting (immobilization, recent surgery), a venous Doppler would be the necessary test.

In brief: Venous Doppler.

The physical examination of the leg is notoriously inaccurate for the diagnosis if DVT.
In the appropriate clinical setting (immobilization, recent surgery), a venous Doppler would be the necessary test.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Sendhil Subramanian
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Diagnosis

DVT is usually suspected by clinically symptoms of pain, swelling and redness.
The most common and effective way to diagnose a DVT is with a duplex venous ultrasound.

In brief: Diagnosis

DVT is usually suspected by clinically symptoms of pain, swelling and redness.
The most common and effective way to diagnose a DVT is with a duplex venous ultrasound.
Dr. Sendhil Subramanian
Dr. Sendhil Subramanian
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