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how long does it take swelling in the leg to go down after a blood clot

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-12 month: And some longer it depend on the clot , were and how treated.

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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
32 years experience General Surgery
Depends on clot type: It depends on whether the blood clot was in an artery or vein; since you describe swelling, seems likely it was a vein. Unfortunately, many times the ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randee Lipman
37 years experience Cardiology
Blood clots: Depending on how bad your clot was the leg could be larger forever. Though some of the swelling will go down. I don't know how long you have had this ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Risk Factors?: Are you a smoker, obese, have any personal or family history of blood clots? Have you had any recent trauma or surgery?
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A female asked:
Dr. Haritha Vankireddy
18 years experience Family Medicine
Swelling : Swelling of legs is caused by various reasons. Blood clots, sprains, varicose veins and venous insufficiency, kidney failure, anemia etc. Sprain us ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Swelling: It depends on the cause of the swelling. If all due to the clot it could be weeks or never. If other cause, depends on the cause.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
LE hematoma: if a skin deep hematoma you can see the " black and blue mark", if in muscle diagnosed by ultrasound. Can take up to a month or so depending on siz ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Oedema breathless: She needs immediate evaluation-could be a variety of illnesses such as congestive heart failure etc
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Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Better safe than ...: I an not sure what is meant by "had a long distance travel". If it means that you have been walking a lot, then perhaps you have a sore tendons and ca ... Read More
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