Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis often does not cause symptoms or causes only minor symptoms. When symptoms occur, they include:
- Pain or tenderness. The pain may be in the calf or thigh and may be present only when the affected area is touched or when standing or walking.
Other problems may cause symptoms like those of DVT. So diagnosing DVT can be difficult. These problems include less serious problems like Reference cellulitis Opens New Window or a pulled muscle.
Symptoms of pulmonary embolism
Sometimes life-threatening Reference pulmonary embolism Opens New Window is the first sign that you have DVT. Pulmonary embolism is the sudden blockage of an artery in the lung. Symptoms of pulmonary embolism include:
- Sudden shortness of breath.
- Chest pain that may get worse with a deep breath.
- A cough that may bring up blood.
- A fast heart rate.
|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