A 48-year-old member asked:
will compression stockings prevent signs and symptoms of a blood clot in the leg?
2 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
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.
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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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Last updated Jun 30, 2015
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