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What are the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
Superficial thrombophlebitis symptoms
Blood clots in the superficial vein system most often occur due to trauma to the vein which causes a small blood clot to form. Inflammation of the vein and surrounding skin causes the symptoms of any other type of inflammation including:
Often the affected vein can be palpated (felt) as a firm, thickened cord. There may be inflammation that follows the course of part of the vein.
Although there is inflammation, there is no infection.
Varicosities can predispose to superficial thrombophlebitis
and varicose veins.
This occurs when the valves of the larger veins in the superficial system fail (the greater and lesser saphenous veins),
allowing blood to back up and cause the veins to swell and become distorted or tortuous. The valves fail when veins lose their elasticity and stretch. This can be due to age, prolonged standing, obesity, pregnancy, and genetic factors.
venous thrombosis symptoms
The symptoms of deep vein thrombosis are related to obstruction of blood returning to the heart and causing a backup of blood in the leg. Classically, symptoms include:
Not all of these symptoms have to occur. One, all, or none may be present with a deep vein thrombosis. The symptoms may mimic an infection or
cellulitis of the leg.
professionals would try to elicit a couple of clinical findings to make a diagnosis
of a DVT in the leg. Dorsiflexion of the foot (pulling the toes towards the nose, or Homans' sign) and Pratt's sign (squeezing the calf to produce pain), have not been found effective in making a diagnosis. Now,
health-care professionals don't usually rely upon whether these signs are present to make the diagnosis or decide that a DVT does not exist.