A blood clot in the large veins of the leg is commonly known as a Deep Vein Thrombosis, or DVT. DVT’s can dislodge and travel throughout the body, lodging themselves in the brain, heart or lung, making them potentially extremely dangerous.
These are the top 10 signs that you may have developed a blood clot in your leg, telling you that you need to seek medical attention immediately. The quicker you catch a clot, the lower the chances of suffering serious medical issues.
1) Bulging Veins
Bulging – or distension – of the veins, is when the veins expand and are visible through the skin. These are also known as varicose veins and they are not only found in pregnant women and seniors. They can actually signal the formation of a blood clot in your legs. If you are a young man, it should be particularly alarming if you see varicose veins develop in your leg, given that they will usually only occur in the event of a relatively serious medical condition.