Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Campaign
To Raise The Public's Awareness of D.V.T
Symptoms of DVT
Causes of DVT
Diagnosis of DVT
Treatment of DVT
Prevention of DVT
Pregnancy and DVT
Symptoms of DVT
Symptoms of DVT

Quite often with DVT there are no symptoms at all, as the clots are small and do not cause any symptoms. The body is able to gradually break down the clot and there are no long term lasting effects. Which is why there is a percentage of clots are never diagnosed. In rare cases, DVT is not diagnosed unless a complication, like a pulmonary embolus occurs.

Typical classical symptoms of DVT are:-

  • Pain or tenderness in the leg, which may get worse when walking, standing or flexing the foot upwards.
  • Swelling of the Leg.
  • Raised Skin Temperature.
  • Redness on the skin
  • Occasionally some of the surface veins are more visible through the skin, where blood that would normally go through the blocked veins is diverted to outer veins.

These are not always signs of a DVT, but if you experience them, you should seek medical advice.