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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Baxi
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Immobility: Ie with a flight or long car ride, or immobilization . Could also be due to your genetics and a clotting problem.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: The most common symptoms are swelling, pain and tenderness.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Pain and swelling: If you have a large blood clot in your leg, you have an emergency that can kill you. The blood clot can break off and get stuck in your lungs. Call y ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience in Phlebology
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience in Phlebology
Ultrasound: 1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that it might be a dvt, then you need a 2. D-dimer. A blood test is done. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
41 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Varies: Swelling discomfort the swelling does not improve when u elevate the leg.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Pain: Blood clots in the leg usually cause pain and swelling of the leg.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a doctor: A blood clot in a vein in the leg can travel to the lungs and threaten your life, so please see a health care professional.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Usually venous: Most of the clots in the leg form in veins, and generally in deep venous, hence the name DVT, i.e., deep vein thrombosis. For good health - Have a die ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
25 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Talk to your MD: The clinical judgement of the treating physician is vital in determining your level of activity. Discuss with your physician.

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