Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, 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. This is because both superficial and deep veins are present in the limbs. Clot formation in the deep veins of the legs leads to circulatory issues in blood distribution. This produces various functional anomalies in the body. If left untreated, lethal health-related complications may arise; hence, early diagnosis and medical attention is crucial. Here are some of the most common signs of deep vein thrombosis.
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 area, technically, it could affect any part of the body where deep veins exist, such as the arms or chest. DVT swelling can appear without the evidence of any outward trigger, and it intensifies significantly within about 24 to 48 hours. This sudden and seemingly random inflammation may alarm patients who are yet undiagnosed.