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What are the sign and symptoms of deep vein thrombosis and how do I know if i'm at risk?

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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
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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.
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Dvt

Swelling discomfort History of trauma recent airplane travel

In brief: Dvt

Swelling discomfort History of trauma recent airplane travel
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology

In brief: Can be variable

The classic signs and symptoms of a blood clot are swelling, pain, skin color changes and warmth in one leg.
Unfortunately, many times people with blood clots have no symptoms at all that they have one. Smoking, obesity, recent surgery, immobility, cancer, infection, certain medications (including hormones), and family history are all risk factors.

In brief: Can be variable

The classic signs and symptoms of a blood clot are swelling, pain, skin color changes and warmth in one leg.
Unfortunately, many times people with blood clots have no symptoms at all that they have one. Smoking, obesity, recent surgery, immobility, cancer, infection, certain medications (including hormones), and family history are all risk factors.
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Pain in calf

The most common symptoms of a blood clot in pregnancy are swelling, pain, skin color changes and warmth in one leg.
Pregnant women are at higher risk for a dvt. Smoking, obesity, recent surgery and family history are other risk factors. Some people are carriers of certain genes that can increase risk of DVT as well.

In brief: Pain in calf

The most common symptoms of a blood clot in pregnancy are swelling, pain, skin color changes and warmth in one leg.
Pregnant women are at higher risk for a dvt. Smoking, obesity, recent surgery and family history are other risk factors. Some people are carriers of certain genes that can increase risk of DVT as well.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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