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Can You Feel A Blood Clot In Your 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Go to the ER: This usually needs immediate medical attention.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
nothing: It does not look like anything unless it is a hematoma. ...Read more
DVT: Pain, swelling, redness.Get a more detailed answer ›
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