Being aware of the symptoms for blood clots can help make sure you and your loved ones receive prompt medical attention.

Signs and symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) include:

  • Pain, discomfort, heaviness, or tenderness in affected area; sometimes pain is described as aching, throbbing, or cramping
  • Swelling, itchiness, or warmth near the clot
  • Skin changes, such as discoloration or thickening

Signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism (PE) include:

  • Sudden shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Coughing up blood
  • Rapid or irregular heart rate

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