Signs and symptoms

A deep vein thrombosis may cause

  • Pain in the affected leg and ankle
  • Swelling, often also of the foot and ankle
  • Skin redness or discoloration, shiny, “tight-feeling” skin
  • Visible and/or protruding surface veins
  • Warmth in the skin of the affected leg


A pulmonary embolism may cause

  • Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain, sometimes worsening when you inhale
  • Heart palpitations and rapid pulse
  • Coughing that brings up blood
  • Lightheadedness and fainting

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Last updated: 20.11.2014 08:10
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