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what does a blood clot in leg feel like

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Clot: There are many factors that cause clots including high blood pressure , blood disorders and others . Frequently there is pain warmth and swelling wit ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherer
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Maybe: At times it can, but it may have no symptoms. Check with your doctor is you are prone to these in your past of family.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Baxi
24 years experience 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Pain, tenderness.: Pain and/or tenderness in the leg along the path of the involved vein that can be accompanied by redness, and edema (swelling).
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bicos
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Nothing: You typically cannot feel a blood clot. What you are looking for is swelling in your arm - your entire arm. Upper extremity blood clots are exceedingl ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrey Manov
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Pain, swelling: Pain.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debora McClary
27 years experience General Surgery
Blood Clot Pain: Blood clots may be present without any signs. However patients usually seek a doctors opinion because one extremity, arm or leg, is more swollen than ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
23 years experience Family Medicine
Pain/swelling: Blood clots in the legs generally cause swelling in the lower leg as well as pain in the back of the leg. Usually only on one side. This is a serious ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
DVT: A blood clot in the deep veins can feel like a tender, warm, 'cord-like' structure with an appearance of swelling and redness in the area.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Dukelow
30 years experience Podiatry
Like a cramp: A blood clot on the leg, usually presents as a painful cramp in the calve. Some are symptoms are typically swelling and discoloration of the extremit ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Blood clot: A blood clot can feel like a swollen, tender, 'cord-like' sensation that is warm and red.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
A superficial clot: Could. A deep venous thrombosis typically is more painful and often associated with swelling.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
YES.: Sciatica is a symptom looking for a diagnosis. You need one! The lump on your thigh may or may not be related to your other symptoms. In any case, ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Greenberg
44 years experience General Practice
Serious: If you have a blood clot in your artery your symptoms will depend on where it blocks blood flow such as heart attack stroke. If it forms in a vein i ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Larger: The leg that has the clot is usually larger than the one that doesn't and usually has some pain from the pressure on the nerves from the swelling.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: When referring to blood clots in the deep venous system. it is uncommon to have them at all unless there has been a recent major operation or trauma. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: Where do u have the pain ? Is it at rest or with walking ? Acute pain or chronic ? Any back pain too ?
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience Pathology
See below: Usullay acute pain and swelling at the site.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
It is sometimes: difficult to tell the difference between the two, even for experienced clinicians. Only way to know for sure is with venous duplex. Depending on you ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain and swelling: Usually you will feel leg swelling and/or pain (could be very painful). Rarely no symptoms or just swelling.

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