Deep Vein Thrombosis
When To Call a Doctor
Call 911 or other emergency services if you have Reference pulmonary embolism Opens New Window symptoms, including:
- Sudden shortness of breath.
- Sharp chest pain that sometimes becomes worse with deep breathing or coughing.
- Coughing up blood.
- Rapid pulse or irregular heartbeat.
- Anxiety or sweating.
Call your doctor immediately if you have DVT symptoms, including:
- Swelling, warmth, or tenderness in the soft tissues of your leg. Swelling may also appear as a swollen ridge along a blood vessel that you can feel.
- Pain in your leg that gets worse when you stand or walk. This is especially important if there is also swelling or redness in your leg.
Who to see
Health professionals who can diagnose a blood clot in the leg include:
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To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Reference Making the Most of Your Appointment.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference August 17, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Jeffrey S. Ginsberg, MD - Hematology