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    Deep Vein Thrombosis - Symptoms

    Deep vein thrombosis often does not cause symptoms or causes only minor symptoms. When symptoms occur, they include:

    • Swelling.
    • Warmth.
    • Pain or tenderness. The pain may be in the calf or thigh and may be present only when the affected area is touched or when standing or walking.
    • Redness.

    Other problems may cause symptoms like those of DVT. So diagnosing DVT can be difficult. These problems include less serious problems like cellulitis or a pulled muscle.

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    How Weight Affects DVT

    Obesity has more than doubled since 1980 worldwide. The number of deep-vein clots is rising right along with that. Doctors aren't yet sure exactly why, but people who have a body mass index of at least 30 are more likely than people of normal weight to get a blood clot deep in a vein, called deep vein thrombosis, or DVT.

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    Symptoms of pulmonary embolism

    Sometimes life-threatening pulmonary embolism is the first sign that you have DVT. Pulmonary embolism is the sudden blockage of an artery in the lung. Symptoms of pulmonary embolism include:

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    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
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