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Symptoms

Important facts about thrombosis:

  • Blood clots can develop in an otherwise healthy person
  • Some people with thrombosis experience minimal signs or symptoms
  • Highest risk period for thrombosis is within the first month after major surgery
  • Thrombosis symptoms can take several weeks to resolve after treatment has started
  • Treatment is very effective for most people and should be started as soon as possible for the best results

Symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) include:

  • Swelling or pain in the affected leg or arm
  • Redness or warmth in the affected leg or arm
  • “Charlie horse” or heaviness in the calf
  • Symptoms may be present in one or both of the calves, the knees, the thighs, or the groin area

Symptoms of pulmonary embolism (PE) include:

Shortness of breath

Sudden collapse

Pain with deep breathing

Rapid breathing and a fast heart rate

Anxiety

Central pressure on the chest

Coughing up blood


Thrombosis can be life threatening. If you experience any of the symptoms above, notify your family physician or health care provider as soon as possible. If the symptoms are severe or you cannot reach your family physician, go to the emergency department.








Important facts about Thrombosis:

  • DVT or PE can develop in an otherwise healthy person
  • Some people with thrombosis experience minimal signs or symptoms
  • Highest risk period for thrombosis is within the first month after surgery
  • Thrombosis symptoms can take several weeks to resolve after treatment has started
  • Treatment is very effective and life-saving in some people
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