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Can you tell me what the typical timeline is for the onset

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Hi - can you tell me what the typical timeline is for the onset of DVT symptoms are please? Is it normal for no symptoms for the first 7 days following travel then the start of symptoms? Also, is mild fever consistent with DVT?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Yes, this is pretty normal

The timeline varies

For smaller clots, it can be slow and progressive

for massive clots it is usually fast

And yes a mild fever is commonly associated

Sorry the timeline can't be more specific but it varies quite a bit

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks Doctor - what is the cause of the fever? Also - what else would you expect to see with the fever?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Inflammation in the body is the cause

the clot causes inflammation which triggers fever

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

usually you see a fast heart rate too

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