Do I Have a Blood Clot or DVT? Signs & Symptoms

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or any blood clot in the vessels can be a serious  and life threatening condition. In this episode the surgeons discuss DVTs and pulmonary emboli. They discuss the signs and symptoms, the risk factors and treatment.

The signs and symptoms of a blood clot depend on where the clot is located in the body. Some of the general signs and symptoms of a blood clot may include:

1. Swelling, warmth, and redness in the affected area

2. Pain or tenderness in the affected area, which may worsen when standing or walking

3. Skin that feels warm to the touch

4. A sensation of heaviness or tightness in the affected limb

5. Fatigue or weakness

6. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

7. Rapid heartbeat

8. Chest pain or discomfort, which may be similar to a heart attack

If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek medical attention right away, as a blood clot can be life-threatening if left untreated.

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