A 41-year-old member asked:
can leg swelling from sunburn cause blood clots?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin answered
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Unlikely: Leg swelling attributed to sunburn would not be expected to cause blood clots. Common causes of blood clots include prolonged immobility (i.e. Long plan rides), major surgery, extremity injury, and conditions associated with increased tendency to form blood clots (i.e. Cancer).
Answered on Jul 24, 2019
Dr. Tariq Niazi answered
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Might do. Indirectly: By resting the legs to reduce the swelling. That, with some dehydration, or an injury to the legs might damage the veins to result in a blood clot. Not a common cause though, unless you are predisposed to clotting.
Answered on Aug 3, 2018
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