A 37-year-old female asked:
Brief pains in calf and thigh, dr things pulled muscle. Worried about blood clot now short of breath. Would leg be swelling? No swelling or redness.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Sameer Azhak answered
18 years experience in Cardiology
Get to er: Leg pains accompanied by shortness of breath is a pulmonary embolism until proven otherwise. Typically preceeded by a clot in the leg. Redness and swelling may occur. However if the clots are higher up in the pelvis the redness and swelling may not be apparent. Pts with hypercoagulable states are prone to spontaneous clotting and need lifelong blood thinners. Need a ct scan of chest in ER asap
Answered on Sep 25, 2018
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