The signs and symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) may be related to DVT itself or to pulmonary embolism (PE). See your doctor right away if you have signs or symptoms of either condition. Both DVT and PE can cause serious, possibly life-threatening complications if not treated.
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Only about half of the people who have DVT have signs or symptoms. These signs and symptoms occur in the leg affected by the deep vein clot. They include:
Some people don't know they have DVT until they have signs or symptoms of PE. Signs and symptoms of PE include:
Rapid breathing and a fast heart rate also may be signs of PE.