Signs and Symptoms
Signs and symptoms of thromboembolic disease can vary depending on the location of the thrombosis.
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT):1
Pulmonary embolism (PE):2
- pleuritic chest pain
- numbness /weakness resulting in partial or complete paralysis of one side of the body
- sudden loss of vision
- communication problems
- problems with balance and coordination
- difficulty swallowing
- sudden, severe headache
- chest pain
- nausea and vomiting
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