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A 35-year-old female asked:

I am 21 wks preg & think i have a superficial blood clot behind my knee. i think it was caused by too-tight compression socks during prev preg (sig edema & socks top band was too tight). can this turn into dvt? treatment?

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Dr. David Dinhofer
Radiology 43 years experience
Maybe superficial: This is likely not DVT. DVT usually is associated with leg swelling and pain. DVT has a higher incidence in pregnancy. If these symptoms are present, contact a provider.
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