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A 43-year-old member asked:

Pain in one calf, tender to touch and walk on. two ultrasounds say clot is negative, can they both miss clot in calf?

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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Possible: If your ultrasound was done in an accredited vascular lab, the sensitivity is very, very good. That being said, even the best trained technicians can miss things, so if you are still concerned, talk with your doctor.

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Last updated Mar 13, 2013

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