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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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    Complications of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

    If you have a clot in a deep vein, you're at risk for damage to your veins and organs as well as other life-threatening problems. Not everyone who gets DVT will have trouble, but there's a decent chance you could be affected. Stick to your DVT treatment plan to help your body break down your clot and keep your blood moving. Ask your doctor what else you can do about these complications.

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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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