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What happens to your leg if DVT is formed?

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Your leg could:

  • Swell
  • Hurt or feel tender, maybe like a cramp
  • Feel warm
  • Look red or discolored
  • Have veins that stick out

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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