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How do I know if I have deep vein thrombosis?

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How do I know if I have deep vein thrombosis? Well, sometimes you do and sometimes you do not know if you have deep vein thrombosis. For instance, the classic signs of an acute deep vein thrombosis are swelling and pain of the leg. Sometimes there can be redness as well. It usually occurs rather suddenly, like you wake up one morning with a swollen, tender leg. But many times, deep vein thrombosis can be silent, and that is why they are so dangerous. So, the gold standard for checking to see if you have deep vein thrombosis is what is called a duplex color ultrasound done by a doctor and ultrasonographer that is specialized in looking at this disease.

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