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How do you know if you have a blood clot

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
Swelling: Typically you will have pain associated with swelling. If you are concerned the ask for an ultrasound of your leg.
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Dr. Niranjan Rao
45 years experience Vascular Surgery
Ultrasound: Best way is to get an ultrasound- a painless test.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Need testing: The only way to know if you have a blood clot is to get testing by a doctor. The two most common test is a venous ultrasound of the legs or a blood t ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aurea Tomeski
59 years experience Internal Medicine
DVT: Your leg usually calf will be red and tender. Leg will be swollen with pain when you walk.. Diagnosis can be confirmed by Doppler ultrasound . See y ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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Pain and swelling: Commonly, blood clots cause pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms. Ultrasound is ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Ultrasound: An echocardiogram with see clot in the ventricles, and a special echocardiogram called transesophogeal echocardiogram will see clot in the smaller spa ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Search this site!: Depends upon what you need to know/do regarding blood clots. Artery or vein blocked? Treatment or prevention? Risk factors? Family history? There's a ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miguel Miro-Quesada
Specializes in Hematology
Vein clots: Possible blood clots in your leg veins. Go to see a doctor. It may be serious.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
What drug?: You did not name the medication prescribed. If it is a form of spironolactone, that should not increase your risk of DVT. There are side effects with ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
If you are having : Swelling in just one of your legs, then get it checked out. If you have this swelling, and/or pain, redness, heat, then get it checked out immediately ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gloria Shenkir
17 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: It depends where the blood clot is. If it's in the leg/lower extremities, people will experience progressive leg pain, swelling, and sometimes redness ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Not wise to wait: If you have a clot it should be taken care of as soon as possible. Depending on where it is it can travel to the lungs or brain or other vital organs ... Read More

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