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A 39-year-old female asked:

Hi i'm 20 yr old male who had a blod clot a year ago in my left leg. (dvt) do i have one i again? i've been experincing the same pain. my left calf has been hurting for the past 4 days. when i dangle or stand up on my leg it throbs even worse when i unloc

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Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
The : The spontaneous development of a blood clot in a young man is unusual and suggests a clotting abnormality. Hopefully, you were fully evaluated at that time and, if necessary, started on appropriate therapy. If not, then you should be. If you had a clot before, you could certainly have one again, especially if your symptoms are the same. I would definitely suggest that you see a doctor and be evaluated.
Dr. Herbert Aronow
Cardiovascular medicine 28 years experience
Recurrent DVT: You need to be evaluated by a physician right away to determine whether you have another (ie, 'recurrent') dvt. Dvt can be a life-threatening problem.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Dvt: I would recommend that you proceed to undergo a venous Doppler sonogram as quickly as possible to determine if he do have another episode of a deep vein thrombosis.
Last updated Jun 5, 2017

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