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Knoxville, TN
A 30-year-old female asked:

Donut shaped bruise above ankle, humped up in middle.looks like dvt.just went to er over arm pain and chest.would blood test also rule out leg clot?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Need more informati: Would suggest you see your physician and let him or her guide you. The donut lesions sounds more likely it is not a clot anda dermatolgoist may clarify. The ER is not a way to get health care
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Be seen : You would probably do well to be seen. But the short answer to your question is yes, there is a blood test that can be done to aid in making the diagnosis of DVT and is commonly used in the ER.
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Last updated Jul 15, 2017

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