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how can you tell if you have a blood clot in legs

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Riga Pemba
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain and swelling: There is usually pain and swelling of the legs. This pain can be worse on trying to flex and extend your ankles. If you have shortness of breath and c ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hasan Noubani
35 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Imaging : Doppler of the vessels of the leg.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
DVT: A blood clot in the veins of your legs is called deep venous thrombosis (dvt). Depending on the size, this can cause pain, swelling, and redness. The ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood clots hurt!: In just about everyone.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
15 years experience Anesthesiology
Swollen leg: Usually swelling in one leg is first clue, though not definitive. If you are concerned or have problems with excess clotting, discuss with your doctor ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
See doctor: To be sure, you need an ultrasound of the leg which is non-invasive and fairly quick. Some of the signs of a clot are if it's warm, red, or swollen.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
See physician: Physical examination by physician and then usually doppler ultraasound for confirmation. Sometimes pain in this area can be caused by baker cyst, coll ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience Phlebology
Ultrasound: The classic symptoms of a blood clot in the legs are pain and swelling. It is possible, though, to have a blood clot and not know it. The best way t ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
DVT: Typically peaple get unilateral swelling. Localized swelling and pain is also possinle. In some cases shortness of breath which can be life threatenin ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helen Mabry
22 years experience General Surgery
Lower leg swelling: Long periods of sitting or stillness can lead to blood clots in the leg veins. Usually one lower leg swells compared to the other side. You can measur ... Read More
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