Health Tip: When Deep Vein Thrombosis Causes Symptoms10/30/13
(HealthDay News) -- Deep vein thrombosis is a dangerous
condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein deep within
the legs. The clot ultimately can break away and travel to the
Only about half of people with DVT have symptoms, the U.S.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says. If warning signs do
occur, they may include:
- Swelling of the leg or a leg vein.
- Tenderness or pain in the leg, especially while standing or
- Warmth in part of the leg.
- Discoloration or redness.
- Coughing blood, shortness of breath or pain when breathing
If you have any of these symptoms, seek medical attention at
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