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How to detect signs and symptoms of blood clot in legs?

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Vascular Surgery 21 years experience
Pain/swelling: If you are asking about blood clots in the veins or DVT then the presentation is with sudden onset pain and swelling in the legs , sometimes with some redness and leg become warm. In extreme cases the clots are extensive and the skin color become pale white or blue which is limb threatening.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Would like to have explanation of blood clots in legs signs and symptoms of pe?

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Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 24 years experience
Dvt!: Blood clots in legs can be due to obesity, trauma, sitting for a long time such as in a plane, etc the pathophysiology is due to damage to inner lining of the vein, stasis of blood, and clothing of that blood. If the blood clot breaks off it can travel top the lungs and cause block age of a vein which will prevent the exchange of oxygen and can lead to difficulty breathing and death.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Thinking of getting compression stockings. What are signs and symptoms of blood clots in legs?

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Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 39 years experience
Swelling and pain: Compression garments can help to relieve symptoms of heaviness or swelling or edema. They can help in cases of varicose veins or if you are standing for long periods. Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot in the deep veins of the leg usually in the calf and can be associated with minimal symptoms usually swelling and crampy pains.
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 28 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 34 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 48-year-old member asked:

What could cause symptoms of blood clot in leg calf?

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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Few options: Swelling pain if concerned see your md need an ultrasound.

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