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What are the signs and symptoms of a deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?

The most common site for a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is in the deep veins of the calf or thigh. Signs and symptoms may include: swelling of the calf and sometimes the thigh; warmth in the affected area; tenderness or pain in the affected area, and; change in the color of the skin, usually redness. While DVT is more common in the lower legs, it can also affect the veins of the upper arm, causing it to be swollen and painful.

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Author: Karen McCloskey BHSc
First answered: 17 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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