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A 45-year-old female asked:

Chest pains for a week. went to er no heart attack. blood clot blood work was 500. sent me home. today leg is hurting and slightly swollen. er again?

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Dr. Lewis Hassell
Pathology 41 years experience
Thrombosis: Detecting a developing blood clot is a challenging problem in the early stages. Pain and swelling are pretty good symptoms once it is developed. The relation to your chest pain is still uncertain. You could have been showering small emboli to your lungs, even with a value of 500 (which is likely below the threshold for your lab.) Further radiologic study (leg US, etc) may help clarify things.
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