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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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    Symptoms and Tests for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

    Deep vein thrombosis -- a blood clot in a deep vein, often in your leg -- can look like many other health problems. And half the time, DVT causes no symptoms. If you're over 60, you smoke, you're overweight, or you sit for long periods of time, your risk for the condition is higher -- so stay alert for some possible signs of a problem. Talk to your doctor as soon as possible if you think you might have DVT.

    Read the Symptoms and Tests for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) article > >

    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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