How Is Deep Vein Thrombosis Diagnosed?
A physical exam and diagnostics testing in addition to patient report of symptoms, generally is how a DVT is diagnosed. However, it is important to note that half of all patients with a DVT do not report any symptoms. If present they may include:
- Swelling of the affected extremity
- Redness or warmth
- Tenderness or pain that worsens with walking or standing
The tests used to confirm diagnosis include:
- Duplex ultrasound