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where would bloodclots be in your foot?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
No Where: Please re-submit this question with a bit of context or history. There is not normally any common 'blood clots' in the foot situation in medicine.
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 13 years experience
Blood clots: Small vessel disease is possible in the foot which can affect circulation. There may or may not be blood clots that form in the microvasculature in the foot. Bruising is a form of a blood clot as well. Hope this helps!

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What type of fibromatosis grows on top of the foot?

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Possible desmoid?: Most fibromatoses of the foot occurs on the bottom (plantar) surface. There is a type of benign tumor that is very invasive called a desmoid fibromatosis or desmoid tumor. I would be concerned that a lump on the top (dorsal) surface of the foot could be this, which is aggressive. A ganglion cyst is another possibility. See a doctor for possible imaging and biopsy.
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I slipped and fell on my foot last night and it curled and twisted under me .Is it worth a trip to the e.R?

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What makes girls' feet smelly?

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