Deep Vein Thrombosis – What are the Symptoms?

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If you travel a lot on airplanes a lot, there’s a possibility you could be affected by deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

DVT is the ‘formation of a blood clot’ (or ‘thrombus) in a deep vein, and typically occurs within the leg, although DVT can also be found in the pelvis and in the arms.

Deep vein thrombosis can be nasty and can often hospitalize it’s victims, so it’s important that you know what the symptoms of DVT are so that you can recognize them if they occur.

Deep Vein Thrombosis Symptoms

Deep vein thrombosis symptoms include:

  • Pain or aching
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Dilation of the veins on the surface
  • Your skin feels warm to the touch
  • Mild fever

If you notice any of the occurring, it’s best to visit your doctor right away to get checked up (especially if you fly frequently and suffer from blood circulation problems).

For more information, on DVT (and deep vein thrombosis symptoms), check out this page on Bupa’s website.

Alternatively, for advice on how to prevent deep vein thrombosis from occurring in the first place check out this page.

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