Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) Treatment Program: Diagnosis & Tests Menu

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
  • Venogram

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