The most common symptoms and signs of a DVT in a leg are:
In some cases of DVT there may be no symptoms. DVTs can be difficult to diagnose as the symptoms are non-specific and are similar to those of muscle pain or soreness from cramp or a muscle strain.
Symptoms can start suddenly or can appear slowly over days and weeks.
As with DVT, the symptoms of a PE are non-specific and depend on the severity of the blockage.
The symptoms and signs of a PE can include:
However, sometimes people with a PE do not have any symptoms. Symptoms of a PE can be similar to those of other medical conditions, for example pneumonia and heart attack. It is important that you seek immediate medical assistance if you experience any of these symptoms.