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what to do about a blood clot in leg

A female asked:
Dr. Hans Crumpler
24 years experience Urgent Care
Get it evaluated: Sounds like a good idea to have someone evaluate the area. You can get blood to pool in an area of local trauma called a hematoma but blood clots can ... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lyons
17 years experience Podiatry
Shin pain: If you have pain in your shin is it most likely not a blood clot but it is best to be checked out.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: See your MD for evaluation to make that determination or not. Oral contraceptives do have a higher incidence of blood clots when used.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: An ultrasound is an appropriate test if they suspect a blood clot in your leg.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not: necessarily unless you have had a previous clot, are using oral contraceptives, are sedentary, obese or have some type of coagulopathy. DVT is an elu ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Because : You mention it, I would be concerned. Have it looked at.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gross
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Blood clot: If worried about a blood clot you need to get a venous US of the leg in question
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 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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