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A 25-year-old female asked:

Can swelling and inflammation cause blood clots?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Yes: The pathophysiologic mechanisms are complex but the basic answer to your question is that it can and does occur.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

When does the swelling from a blood clot go down?

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Dr. Howard Fertel
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
Weeks: If you are on Lovenox or Coumadin (warfarin) it takes many weeks for the blood clot to dissolve.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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