The Symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis

Symptoms of DVT

It is important to state that more than half the people who have Deep Vein Thrombosis do not express symptoms. Nonetheless, if they express symptoms, you can expect the following:

Swelling

DVT causes swellings in your foot, ankle or leg. DVT affects both sides or one side of the body. Swellings are usually one sided; a part of your leg, ankle or leg begins to swell up. The blood clot formed causes inflammation which can be very discomforting.

Cramping Pain

The swelling is followed by cramping pain. Not necessarily followed, both swellings and pains happen independent of each other. Some people may experience pains, and not swellings. Others may experience swellings in their legs alongside a cramping pain. The pain is so discomforting, it affects the calf and you may find it increasingly difficult to move about your daily activities.

Pain in Your Foot

A person who has DVT is also expected to have pains in their legs and ankles. This pain is usually unexplainable, the patient can’t understand how and why the pain develops. The reasons are far-fetched, the injury in the deep vein is not the most visible part of the body. This is where the pain develops, but the patient can’t see it so the pain is unexplainable.