Seek medical care as soon as possible If you’re experiencing symptoms of a blood clot.

Your medical team will likely ask about your symptoms & health history and examine you to look for signs of a clot. After that, they may perform some tests to figure out if you have a clot.

The most commonly used tests include:

  • blood tests
  • Ultrasounds
  • chest x-rays
  • chest CT (computerized tomography) scans
  • V/Q (ventilation/perfusion) scans

Your team may order more tests in some cases. You should always feel free to ask your medical team about the tests they’re ordering and why.

To learn more about how blood clots are diagnosed, please visit Diagnosis of a Blood Clot.

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