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Blood Clot in the Legs (cont.)

Deep Vein Thrombosis Symptoms

Symptoms occur in the affected leg when a clot obstructs blood flow and causes inflammation. Signs and symptoms may include:

  • Swelling
  • Gradual onset of pain
  • Redness
  • Warmth to the touch
  • Worsening leg pain when bending the foot
  • Leg cramps, especially at night
  • Bluish or whitish discoloration of skin

Some people with deep vein thrombosis do not experience symptoms at all.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/18/2014

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