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Could it be a DVT?

I've been having an aching pain behind my knee for about a week now. I'm a 22 year old female that does take birth control, for about 7 years now. I'm mildly active but am often at a desk studying. I looked on the back of my knee and noticed there was a single vein that was about an inch long and very blue. It's not a spider vein but could possible be a forming varicose vein or could this dark blue vein be a sign of DVT?
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Is your leg swollen, painful, different color? Does pain change with elevation, activity. From what you have written it does not sound like DVT, but then again it's a very serious issue that can cause lung embolism or heart failure so it's best to get it checked out if you suspect it.
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