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What are the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?

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  • If you have deep vein thrombosis (DVT), you may notice the following: The affected leg is swollen (sometimes both legs swell).
  • You have a cramping pain or soreness in your leg, usually in the calf. It may be worse when you bend your foot back toward your knee.
  • There's an aching, heavy feeling in the affected leg.
  • The skin in the area of the clot is warm or red. DVT is a medical emergency. See your doctor right away if you notice these symptoms.

From: Types of Blood Clots WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: “Arterial Embolism.”

American Society of Hematology: “Blood Clots.”

Merck Manual: “Superficial Venous Thrombosis.”

National Health Service (UK): “Deep Vein Thrombosis.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 10, 2018

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: “Arterial Embolism.”

American Society of Hematology: “Blood Clots.”

Merck Manual: “Superficial Venous Thrombosis.”

National Health Service (UK): “Deep Vein Thrombosis.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 10, 2018

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