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What are symptoms of DVT?

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Many people don't notice any symptoms. Spotting DVT could be tricky after an injury because a bruise or bump can look like a clot.

Your leg could:

If a clot moves to your lungs, you may:

Call your doctor if you notice anything unusual after a leg injury.

  • Swell
  • Hurt or feel tender, maybe like a cramp
  • Feel warm
  • Look red or discolored
  • Have veins that stick out
  • Cough up blood
  • Have pain in your chest
  • Feel your heart beat fast
  • Have trouble breathing
  • Hurt when you breathe

SOURCES:

OrthoInfo: "Deep Vein Thrombosis."

Mayo Clinic: "Blood Clots," "Thrombophlebitis: Symptoms and causes," "Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Definition," "Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Risk factors," "Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Prevention."

AHRQ Archive: "Your Guide to Preventing and Treating Blood Clots."

CDC: "Venous Thromboembolism (Blood Clots): Facts."

Archives of Internal Medicine : "Minor Injuries as a Risk Factor for Venous Thrombosis."

National Blood Clot Alliance: "Signs and Symptoms of Blood Clots," "Athletes and Blood Clots."

Circulation : "Venous Thromboembolism and Marathon Athletes."

University of Connecticut, Korey Stringer Institute: "Deep Vein Thrombosis."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "How Can Deep Vein Thrombosis Be Prevented?"

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 05, 2017

SOURCES:

OrthoInfo: "Deep Vein Thrombosis."

Mayo Clinic: "Blood Clots," "Thrombophlebitis: Symptoms and causes," "Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Definition," "Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Risk factors," "Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Prevention."

AHRQ Archive: "Your Guide to Preventing and Treating Blood Clots."

CDC: "Venous Thromboembolism (Blood Clots): Facts."

Archives of Internal Medicine : "Minor Injuries as a Risk Factor for Venous Thrombosis."

National Blood Clot Alliance: "Signs and Symptoms of Blood Clots," "Athletes and Blood Clots."

Circulation : "Venous Thromboembolism and Marathon Athletes."

University of Connecticut, Korey Stringer Institute: "Deep Vein Thrombosis."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "How Can Deep Vein Thrombosis Be Prevented?"

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 05, 2017

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