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will compression stockings prevent signs and symptoms of a blood clot in the leg?

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Dr. Jerry Light
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
No, probably not: While compressions stockings should help in the prevention of venous blood clots, their use should not hide or mask the signs and symptoms of a clot if one forms.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
Vascular Surgery 25 years experience
NO: While compressions stockings help in the prevention of vein blood clots, their use typically does not hide or mask the signs and symptoms of a leg blood clots. But unfortunately many people with blood clots do not have any symptoms in their legs to let them know that the clot is there. Sometime a pulmonary embolus occurs to the lungs without any warning, even though the clot began in the leg.

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