A colloquialism used to signify Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT, “deep vein” is a potentially serious condition where a blood clot forms in a deep vein of the body. In most instances, DVT produces symptoms in the lower extremities, for both superficial and deep veins are present in the limbs. Clot formation in the deep veins of leg(s) leads to circulatory issues in blood distribution which thus produce various functional anomalies in the body. If left untreated, lethal health-related complications may arise; hence, the importance of early diagnosis and medical attention cannot be challenged. The following are some signs that are typical of DVT, and if evidenced in an individual, most likely reflect that the latter is suffering from Deep Vein Thrombosis.

1. Swelling

Inflammation associated with Deep Vein Thrombosis usually occurs in the lower extremities of the body, particularly a portion of the leg, ankle or foot. Though the condition is usually associated with symptoms in the leg(s) area, technically, it could affect any part of the body where deep veins exist such as the arms or chest. DVT swelling is known to appear without the evidence of any outward trigger and intensifies significantly in about 24 to 48 hours; patients’ who are yet undiagnosed are often alarmed by the sudden and seemingly random inflammation of their limb(s). It is reiterated nonetheless that such anomalies must not be taken lightly and a medical investigation must be speedily taken underway.

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