NICE consultation: Venous thromboembolic diseases: diagnosis, management and thrombophilia testing (2019)
For Venous thrombotic event, Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary embolism
- Adults (18 and over) with suspected or confirmed DVT or PE, their families and carers
- Healthcare professionals in primary, secondary and tertiary care
- Commissioners and providers of venous thromboembolism services
- First-degree relatives of people with inherited thrombophilia or other venous thromboembolic diseases
- throbbing or cramping pain in 1 leg (rarely both legs), usually in the calf or thigh
- swelling in 1 leg (rarely both legs)
- warm skin around the painful area
- red or darkened skin around the painful area
- swollen veins that are hard or sore when you touch them
- are over 60
- are overweight
- have had DVT before
- take the contraceptive pill or HRT
- have cancer or heart failure
- have varicose veins
- are staying in or recently left hospital – especially if you cannot move around much (like after an operation)
- are confined to bed
- go on a long journey (more than 3 hours) by plane, car or train
- are pregnant or if you've had a baby in the previous 6 weeks
- are dehydrated
- Sometimes DVT can happen for no obvious reason
- you feel pain in your chest or upper back
- you have difficulty breathing
- you're coughing up blood
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