Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment
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What are the symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis?
DVT condition can sometimes be asymptomatic. However, the first symptom a patient may experience is usually a cramp-like sensation in the affected area. Other symptoms may include:
- Swelling, pain, redness of the affected muscle
- Warmth to the touch
- Worsening of the pain when moving that muscle
- Discoloration and prominence of the vein due to blood clot
- Tenderness of the affected area
- Fever is sometimes associated with this condition
What are the risk factors of Deep vein thrombosis
Certain factors may predispose an individual to developing this condition, some of these are:
- Inheriting a blood-clotting disorder
- Prolonged bed rest
- Injury or surgery
- Birth control pills
- Being overweight or obese
- Heart failure
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Geriatric population
- Sitting for long periods, limited movement of muscles
What are the complications of Deep Vein Thrombosis?
It is important to consult a doctor right away if an individual experiences any of the above symptoms. If not, it may cause certain complications like:
- Sudden shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Feeling lightheaded or dizzy
- Rapid pulse
- Coughing up blood
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