Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Tests
The formation of a clot in a deep of the leg or lower . Symptoms may include pain, swelling, warmth, and redness in the affected area. Also called DVT.
About Tests for DVT
Your doctor will diagnose (DVT) based on your medical history, a physical exam, and test results. He or she will identify your risk factors and rule out other causes of your symptoms.
For some people, DVT might not be diagnosed until after they receive emergency for (PE).
To learn about your medical history, your doctor may ask about:Your overall health Any prescription medicines you’re taking Any recent surgeries or injuries you’ve had Whether you’ve been treated for
Your doctor will check your legs for signs of DVT, such as swelling or redness. He or she also will check your and your and .
Your doctor may recommend tests to find out whether you have DVT.
The most common test for diagnosing deep clots is ultrasound. This test uses sound waves to…