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Doctor insights on: Can You Feel A Blood Clot In Your Leg

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Can you physically feel a blood clot in your lower leg?

Can you physically feel a blood clot in your lower leg?

Usually not: The blood clots that are dangerous are in the deep veins and you can not usually feel them. Occasionally we can feel one if it is very large behind the knee. The best indicator of a clot is one very swollen leg below the knee. If we see this we will send the patient for an ultrasound and doppler to rule out a blood clot. ...Read more

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Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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Can pain from a blood clot in your leg come and go?

Can pain from a blood clot in your leg come and go?

Usually constant: Pain is usually localised to the area related to the clot.Usually constant pain, but may vary from patient to patient as pain thresholds are variable. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a blood clot in your leg?

How do you know if you have a blood clot in your leg?

Need testing: The only way to know if you have a blood clot is to get testing by a doctor. The two most common test is a venous ultrasound of the legs or a blood test called a D-dimer test. You would need one of these to assess. Although some patients with blood clots have leg symptosm of pain & swelling, many have no immediate symptoms at all & so can be dangerous (can embolize to lungs or delayed symptoms). ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a blood clot in your leg?

How do you know if you have a blood clot in your leg?

DVT: Your leg usually calf will be red and tender. Leg will be swollen with pain when you walk.. Diagnosis can be confirmed by Doppler ultrasound . See your doctor because if you have, you need to be anticoagulated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a blood clot in your leg?

What are the symptoms of having a blood clot in your leg?

Swelling and pain: Symptoms are swelling and pain of the calf, foot, ankles, or any combination. These clots form in the veins and can be diagnosed by a simple ultrasound (noninvasive) testing. If you have a clot (termed deep venous thrombosis) , your doctor will place youon an anticoagulant to prevent pulmonary embolisms. ...Read more

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Please tell me what happens if you have a blood clot in your leg?

Please tell me what happens if you have a blood clot in your leg?

DVT: A blood clot in the veins of your legs is called deep venous thrombosis (dvt). Depending on the size, this can cause pain, swelling, and redness. The most feared complication of this if if the clot were to travel to your lungs, called a pulmonary embolism. ...Read more