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is it likely that you will die from a blood clot in the legs?

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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
No: Although there is always a risk that blood clots that form in the legs will break off and travel to the lungs, this is uncommon and even when it happens, it is unlikely to cause death.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Blot clot can kill if it lodges in artery feeding heart or brain.
Dr. Ted King
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Not likely: Fortunately, it is not at all likely, as dr. Hermann said, unless some of the clot breaks off and travels.

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A 18-year-old female asked:

How to avoid blood clots in legs ? My 30 yr old teacher just passed away of one..I'm sad and i'm just wondering how to avoid blood clots? Thank u

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 12 years experience
Keep moving: The best way to avoid blood clots in legs is to keep moving. If you are taking a long flight, drive, or sitting for long period, get up often and move. The flexing of your muscles help your veins move blood from your legs and will prevent it from clotting. Some patients may benefit from pressure stockings as well.

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