Medical history for deep vein thrombosis

During a medical history to evaluate symptoms of possible deep vein thrombosis, your doctor may ask:

  • Do you have any pain or tender spots in your legs?
  • Have you noticed any new swelling in your legs?
  • How long have you noticed symptoms, such as pain or swelling?
  • Does the pain or swelling get worse when you stand, sit, or walk?
  • Have you ever had a blood clot?
  • Do any of your relatives have blood clotting problems?
  • What medications are you taking?
  • Have you had surgery recently?
  • Have you been on any long trips recently?
  • Do you have varicose veins?
  • Have you had any recent injuries?

Last Updated: January 5, 2010

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