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A 61-year-old female asked:

i have a pulmonary embolism after foot surgery about five weeks ago - i am on blood thinner tablets but i have a hot spot on my leg (same one i had surgery) its about midway between my ankle and my knee could this be another blood clot - my hips are?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Unlikely a : "deep" blood clot since blood thinners , especially the newer ones, are quite effective in preventing seep vein thrombosis (clots) which then could travel to the lungs. Rather I suspect acute superficial phlebitis. Inform your treating consultant ASAP since bacterial issues may be an issue here. In the meantime..APPLY HOT packs and elevate the leg. Hope this is helpful! Dr Z

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