A 54-year-old female asked:
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ive had a bilateral release 3 yrs ago on my knee and when i put my feet up when im sleeping i notice less pain in the morning, do i have a blood clot?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Unlikely : One is not really able to rule out a blood clot with so little information. That being said, the information you have given is not particularly concerning for one. A blood clot usually involves one leg or the other, so it would typically cause swelling in just one leg.
Answered on May 13, 2015
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