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How do you know if you have dvt?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Christopher Bulger
Surgery - Vascular
9 doctors agree
In brief: Ultrasound
Duplex ultrasound is diagnostic for most dvt's except in the iliac or vena cava where a ct venogram is diagnostic.
Symptoms include leg pain and swelling.

In brief: Ultrasound
Duplex ultrasound is diagnostic for most dvt's except in the iliac or vena cava where a ct venogram is diagnostic.
Symptoms include leg pain and swelling.
Dr. Christopher Bulger
Dr. Christopher Bulger
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
6 doctors agree
In brief: Ultrasound
The clinical findings in a patient with deep venous thrombosis consist primarily of swelling.
Swelling is typically constant but the other signs are variable. If you have a concern you should have an ultrasound to look for the deep venous thrombosis.

In brief: Ultrasound
The clinical findings in a patient with deep venous thrombosis consist primarily of swelling.
Swelling is typically constant but the other signs are variable. If you have a concern you should have an ultrasound to look for the deep venous thrombosis.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Chris Oh
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Ultrasound
Simply venous doppler ultrasound will detect deep venous thrombosis (dvt).

In brief: Ultrasound
Simply venous doppler ultrasound will detect deep venous thrombosis (dvt).
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Ultrasound
If you have a history and physical examination that is strongly suggestive of a dvt, a high d-dimer blood test, and an ultrasound that shows lack of compressibility in a vein, you have a dvt.

In brief: Ultrasound
If you have a history and physical examination that is strongly suggestive of a dvt, a high d-dimer blood test, and an ultrasound that shows lack of compressibility in a vein, you have a dvt.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Pain
Pain and swelling are symptoms.
Need to be checked very soon. Ultrasound is needed.

In brief: Pain
Pain and swelling are symptoms.
Need to be checked very soon. Ultrasound is needed.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Gary Cunningham
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Tricky sometimes
Achy pain and swelling, particularly in the calf/ankle, are the classic symptoms, but many patient actually have no symptoms.
Also, if it's both legs, it's probably not dvt. A leg that turns white or blue/purple is an emergency. The first symptoms for some people will actually be chest pain, cough, fast heartbeat and/or shortness of breath from clots going to the lung which is also an emergency.

In brief: Tricky sometimes
Achy pain and swelling, particularly in the calf/ankle, are the classic symptoms, but many patient actually have no symptoms.
Also, if it's both legs, it's probably not dvt. A leg that turns white or blue/purple is an emergency. The first symptoms for some people will actually be chest pain, cough, fast heartbeat and/or shortness of breath from clots going to the lung which is also an emergency.
Dr. Gary Cunningham
Dr. Gary Cunningham
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Dr. Gary Cunningham
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