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