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A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of a blood clot in leg?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Pain: Blood clots in the leg usually cause pain and swelling of the leg.
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Pain and swelling: Clot in the deep veins (DVT) classically presents with pain and swelling. An ultrasound can painlessly and easily determine whether there is dvt.
Dr. Ted King
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
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 the only way to know for sure.
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
Swelling and pain: Symptoms are swelling and pain of the calf, foot, ankles, or any combination. These clots form in the veins and can be diagnosed by a simple ultrasound (noninvasive) testing. If you have a clot (termed deep venous thrombosis) , your doctor will place youon an anticoagulant to prevent pulmonary embolisms.

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Blood clot in the leg..Which are the symptoms?

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Dr. Khalid Khan
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Blood clot Legs: Pain , redness, swelling and discoloration of leg are the symptoms and signs of blood clot in leg.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What sensations in you legs would be symptoms of blood clots?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
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 29-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of blood clots in the legs or higher?

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Dr. Lorne Bigley
Family Medicine 35 years experience
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 breath can be an indication that the clot has broken free and entered into the lungs.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How can I dissolved a blood clot in my leg?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Blood thinners: 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 your doctor! he can test you for the clot and put you on blood thinners that will allow the clot to stabilize and dissolve.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How deadly are blood clots in your leg?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
In your leg: The clot is not deadly if it remains in your leg. The problem comes when part of it breaks off and travels up the superior vena cava into the right side of the heart and it is then squirted out into the pulmonary veins where it gets stuck. That is a pulmonary embolus. The PE is dangerous and can be life threatening

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