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Posted on May 29, 2021

Center for Vascular Medicine - Catonsville

Deep Vein Thrombosis Signs & Symptoms

Symptoms of DVT will only be present in the affected limb. Symptoms may range from mild to severe and may any combination of the symptoms below. In some cases of DVT, symptoms may not be present.

• Swelling
• Pain - typically worse with flexing the foot of the affected leg even when the pain is in the calf
• Redness
• Warm to touch

If the DVT has traveled to the lungs, known as a pulmonary embolism(PE), you may experience the following symptoms:

• Chest pain
• Shortness of breath
• Persistent cough
• Productive cough with pink discoloration or blood in the sputum

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Treatment

Venography is a test where dye is injected into the veins. This dye allows blood flow through the veins to be seen under x-ray, CT scan or MRI.

Treatment of DVT depends on location of the DVT and may include use of compression stockings, anticoagulants, placement of IVC filter, thrombolysis or thrombectomy.

To learn more, please, schedule an appointment with our Baltimore vascular physician today.

Center for Vascular Medicine - Catonsville
1001 Pine Heights Avenue, Suite 202
Baltimore, MD 21229

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