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Not all DVTs cause noticeable symptoms, but the most common are swelling and redness in the affected leg, often associated with some pain in the same area. Severe chest pain or problems breathing may indicate a pulmonary embolus and should be evaluated immediately.
DVT of the leg or arm
Pulmonary Embolus (PE)
Although a number of tests have been evaluated over the years, only three have been shown to have special value for diagnosing DVT in symptomatic patients: venous ultrasonography, venography and impedance plethysmography (IPG).