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Can leg swelling from sunburn cause blood clots?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience in 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
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