Blood Clot Signs & Symptoms

Signs & Symptoms of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)

DVT is a blood clot that forms in a major vein of your body, most commonly in your legs. It can also occur in your arms.

* Swelling in the affected leg or arm, which can include swelling in the foot or ankle. It is most typically in one leg or arm.
* Pain and tenderness in your leg or arm. You may experience pain in your calf that feels like a cramp or charley horse. It may also feel like muscle soreness or joint pain.
* Skin Discoloration: redness is most common, but skin may also be blue or purple in color.
* The affected area of the leg or arm is warm to the touch.
* In many cases, there are no noticeable symptoms.

Signs & Symptoms of PE (Pulmonary Embolism)

When a clot breaks off from its point of origin (DVT) and travels to the lungs, preventing blood flow, it is called a pulmonary embolism.

* Sudden and unexplained shortness of breath.
* Sharp chest pain that may worsen with a deep breath.
* Dizziness or feeling light headed
* Rapid pulse
* Sweating
* Fever
* Bloody cough
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