College Point, NY
A 60-year-old female asked:

Do blood clots in the leg almost always cause redness and swelling? can i assume i dont have one if my leg looks normal?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 47 years experience
Blood clots in the lower limb are painful, especially in the calf, worsen when the foot is elevated, and may be accompanied by foot and ankle swelling, local tender "venous cord", with/ without reddening. However, any suspicion should result in contacting your doctor immediately.
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