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what do blood clots in the legs feel like

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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Ultrasound the best: 1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that you might have a dvt, then you need a: 2. D-dimer blood test to be d ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorne Bigley
34 years experience Family Medicine
Swelling: The most common symptom is swelling of one leg more than the other. Also, the leg can be red and very painful to touch. Sudden onset of shortness of b ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
9 years experience Podiatry
Possibly Serious: A blood clot in a superficial vein is not an emergency. A blood clot in a deep vein is concerning because the clot can dislodge and travel to the lun ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
36 years experience Vascular Surgery
Swelling and pain: The most common symptoms of blood clots in the leg, otherwise known as venous thrombosis, are swelling and pain. Unfortunately, these are not very spe ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Zichal
20 years experience General Surgery
Can be very serious: I am assuming the blood clot in the leg is in the vein. Also known as a deep venous thrombosis (dvt). A DVT in a worse case scenario can be life threa ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorne Bigley
34 years experience Family Medicine
Swelling: The most common symptom is swelling of one leg more than the other. Also, the leg can be red and very painful to touch. Sudden onset of shortness of b ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Pain, swelling: If you mean venous clots or DVT then typical symptoms include pain , swelling in legs. Sometimes redness, low grade fever, stiffness in the leg muscle ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
Clots in the legs: Signs of a blood clot vary all along a continuum from no signs at all to persistent severe swelling and pain...Plus everything in between. If you hav ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Clots in legs: Sometimes they present suddenly . Calf pain and swelling may imply clots. Swelling in one leg could indicate clots. Changes in foot or toe color may b ... Read More

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