Deep Vein Thrombosis Symptoms
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Symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis
Symptoms occur when:
- The clot interferes with blood flow in the vein.
- Local inflammation occurs.
- A clot breaks free and travels to the lungs.
Some patients may not have any symptoms until the clot moves to the lungs. This condition is called Pulmonary Embolism.
Symptoms of DVT may include:
- Swelling of a limb
- Tenderness along the vein, especially near the thigh
- Redness, paleness, or blueness of the skin of the affected limb
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