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Should I talk to my doctor about my deep vein thrombosis (DVT) symptoms?

Symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)—including swelling, pain or red, scaly, tender skin in your legs, arms or neck—require a doctor's attention to determine if they are a result of DVT or another condition. Pulmonary embolism, a complication from deep vein thrombosis, can manifest through symptoms such as shortness of breath, lightheadedness or fainting, pain while breathing in, chest pain, back pain, rapid heartbeat, occasionally coughing up blood, and anxiety. These symptoms require emergency medical attention, as pulmonary embolism may be fatal.

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