A 37-year-old member asked:

My left leg is swollen from the thigh down to the leg from a blood clot cause i'm on blood thinner. how long would swelling and pain last?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randee Lipman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 40 years experience
Blood clots: Depending on how bad your clot was the leg could be larger forever. Though some of the swelling will go down. I don't know how long you have had this but it could be months before it improves. Your doctor can recommend pain meds based on what medication you take.
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