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Could a blot clot in the leg cause swelling?

Could a blot clot in the leg cause swelling?

DVT: Yes, blood clots in the veins of the lower extremities could commonly cause swelling in the leg. I become very suspicious for blood clots when I see one leg more swollen then the other. Other findings include reddness and pain in the effected leg. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Can leg swelling from sunburn cause blood clots?

Can leg swelling from sunburn cause blood clots?

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. ...Read more

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Can a blood clot cause painful swelling to occur in BOTH legs/ankles?

Can a blood clot cause painful swelling to occur in BOTH legs/ankles?

Both legs swelling: It would be unusual for a clot in one leg to cause both legs to swell unless the clot is located in the inferior vena cava which drains the blood from BOTH legs. Often times bilateral leg swelling is due to other issues such as heart, kidney, lung or liver. Even medications can contribute to bilateral leg swelling. See your PMD for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Back of leg hurts for 2 weeks doctors say definantly not a blood clot cause d dimer was normal no swelling and is worst when resting?

Back of leg hurts for 2 weeks doctors say definantly not a blood clot cause d dimer was normal no swelling and is worst when resting?

Clot not likely: Since your doctor has evaluated you for a blood clot and found it to be unlikely by exam and testing, you are likely dealing with some other cause of calf pain like muscle strain, lumbar radiculopathy, or baker's cyst. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Could it be a possible blood clot if severe, painful swelling in BOTH legs and ankles? Or would a blood clot only cause swelling of the affected limb?

Could it be a possible blood clot if severe, painful swelling in BOTH legs and ankles? Or would a blood clot only cause swelling of the affected limb?

Blood clot maybe?: Can it be a blot clot? The answer is almost always yes. The reason? Because we don't want to miss that in a diagnosis. A blood clot affects one limb but there is nonrulenthatbsays you can not have 2 or a clot (obstruction) in a vessel that feeds or drains both limbs. The simple answer is "yes it could be a blood clot" the only way to know is physical examination and diagnostic imaging. ...Read more

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Can methadone cause blood clots and or swelling and pain in leg. Had blood clot a few months ago. Went away. Years ago told my left side had circulation problems. More lower left leg swollen painful can't move it. Must pain right under knee

Can methadone cause blood clots and or swelling and pain in leg. Had blood clot a few months ago. Went away. Years ago told my left side had circulation problems. More lower left leg swollen painful can't move it. Must pain right under knee

A: A swollen leg with a history of blood clots is a worrisome combination. You could very well have another clot, and blood clots in the legs can lead to bad complications. You need to be examined for this and have an ultrasound study.

Do you have a history of injecting IV drugs into the veins in your legs? That's a great way to damage the veins and put you at risk for leg swelling and/or blood clots. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause leg pain in both legs that mimics a blood clot (w/i the redness or swelling)...2 negative d dimers and happening for over a month?

Can anxiety cause leg pain in both legs that mimics a blood clot (w/i the redness or swelling)...2 negative d dimers and happening for over a month?

Improbable: The description of your symptoms does not sound to me like something that would be commonly found to be due to anxiety. First of all the duration of the symptoms is way too long. I would continue to pursue other avenues. If necessary get a second opinion at the university teaching hospital. Checking for spinal pathology would be reasonable and you also don't mention having had an ultrasound of your legs either. It would be premature to conclude that this is due to anxiety. Bestwishes. ...Read more

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44 year-old female with a history of DVT and stroke; on Warfarin daily now with right leg swelling and bilateral leg pain.....?

44 year-old female with a history of DVT and stroke; on Warfarin daily now with right leg swelling and bilateral leg pain.....?

Need good ultrasound study and a cardiac echo: Was there a reason found for the stroke? A clot in the leg may travel to the lung, but should not normally be able to get to the brain. The most likely reason it did is a defect in the heart. An echocardiogram will help sort the heart out, and can guide a repair. A good ultrasound of the legs is necessary to see if there is a recurrent clot. If not, another consideration is Post-Thrombotic Syndrome - failure o the valves in the leg veins from scarring after DVT. Patients with DVT need to wear compression hose daily for at least 2 yrs after DVT to minimize the risk of PTS. ...Read more

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Pain in left calf. Been to emergency twice. Both say sprained muscle. Done nothing to cause it. No swelling or clot signs. Dr won't scan. I'm worried.

Pain in left calf. Been to emergency twice. Both say sprained muscle. Done nothing to cause it. No swelling or clot signs. Dr won't scan. I'm worried.

2nd opinion: If you have not had a Doppler ultrasound to rule out a clot, you may want to go for second opinion. The exam for a blood clot is only 50 percent sensitive, meaning that exam findings can be misleading. You could very well not have one, but in a person with no injury and calf pain it should be done on almost all patients in my opinion. ...Read more

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Right ankle has been hurting since yesterday. Slightly swelling. I haven't done anything to cause this. How can I tell if it is a Blood clot?

Not likely: It is not terribly likely, but if there is any concern on your part I would be seen in the emergency room where a simple test can tell if you have a blood clot. Blood clots in the leg usually cause diffuse swelling in the calf and leg below the clot; not usually swelling limited to the ankle. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of a swelling in the knee and ankle (looks like gout) area when it is cardiologist said there is definitely no blood clot (s)?

What can be the cause of a swelling in the knee and ankle (looks like gout) area when it is cardiologist said there is definitely no blood clot (s)?

Sewlling: Swelling can be a number of things, but it is good it is not a clot. See your orthopod for the knee and your podiatrist for the foot/ankle and between them you will get an answer. ...Read more

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Inconsistent calf pain; no blood clot, no swelling nor tender to the touch, poor shoe support and standing long periods. Causes for pain?

Inconsistent calf pain; no blood clot, no swelling nor tender to the touch, poor shoe support and standing long periods. Causes for pain?

Muscle strain: Possible muscle strain. Also, some have baker's cyst, a fluid filled structure related to the knee joint. Seeing doctor may help sort things out. ...Read more

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Why do I still have some leg pain and swelling even after the clot is treated or gone?

Why do I still have some leg pain and swelling even after the clot is treated or gone?

Depends: Sometime it is treated but still partially there, sometimes there is scarring 'battlefield left after the war' and circulation just isn't the same, but it is good to be on the safe side and have doctor check if your not sure if clot is coming back. ...Read more

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Swelling of one leg from knee to foot? Can it be a clot?

Swelling of one leg from knee to foot? Can it be a clot?

Yes-go to ER ASAP: Your description is very suspicious for a blood clot called a deep venous thrombosis (dvt). You should go to the er asap for evaluation.

The clots can move or form in your lung (s) becoming what is called a pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal (can kill you). Get it checked out now--this may be a potentially life threatening emergency. ...Read more

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Swelling in left leg not a lot but you can see the difference. Blood clot was ruled out by d-dimmer. What could it be? Thank you

Swelling in left leg not a lot but you can see the difference. Blood clot was ruled out by d-dimmer. What could it be? Thank you

Lymphedema: The possibility exists that there has been an impedance of lymph flow in one leg. Also, circulatory flow may be compromised by such things as varicose veins. A third possibility that comes to mind would be a foot alignment issue that can exist unilaterally, such as a flatfoot. These things don't have great risk to you, but should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read more

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Blood clot in leg swelling red, what to do?

See a doctor: A blood clot in the leg can be dangerous, since it can travel to the lung. This neds evaluation by a health care provider right away. ...Read more

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Husband on warfarin for a year why is the leg with the blood clot swelling again? Help.

Husband on warfarin for a year why is the leg with the blood clot swelling again? Help.

Leg vein thrombosis: Patients with blood clots in the veins of their legs, commonly known as deep venous thrombosis (DVT) are usually prescribed anticoagulation for three to six months duration. The most common
anticoagulation
medications are Coumadin (warfarin) and newer medications known as xarelto,
pradaxa, or eliquis.
Leg swelling may be some due to residual clot or inflammation in the leg veins. Check with MD ...Read more

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Can u see a blood clot if its close to the skin with a flashlight? I have 2 dark spots on my leg under flashlight an slight swelling, pinching an burns

Can u see a blood clot if its close to the skin with a flashlight? I have 2 dark spots on my leg under flashlight an slight swelling, pinching an burns

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
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Would I have minor aches in leg with a blood clot? Pain off and on in leg. No severe. No swelling and no heat. Just pain on and off. Like jolts ofpain

A blot clot: In the leg can cause both pain and swelling. However a lot of other things can be causing your pain as well. See a doctor to help sort it out. ...Read more

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Could this swelling be just a possible sprain? I was told last night that I have a possible blood clot in my leg and possibly that is why it is so swollen. They checked and there wasn't any. I've tried everything to get it to go down but it hasn't and won't

Could this swelling be just a possible sprain? I was told last night that I have a possible blood clot in my leg and possibly that is why it is so swollen. They checked and there wasn't any. I've tried everything to get it to go down but it hasn't and won't

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How long does leg swelling last? I'm taking blood thinner for blood clot?

How long does leg swelling last? I'm taking blood thinner for blood clot?

Swelling: It depends on the cause of the swelling. If all due to the clot it could be weeks or never. If other cause, depends on the cause. ...Read more

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Front lower leg just above the ankle was sore this morning and now 10 hours later it hurts to touch, walk on and is swelling. Could it be a clot?

Front lower leg just above the ankle was sore this morning and now 10 hours later it hurts to touch, walk on and is swelling. Could it be a clot?

Technically,: It could be but it is not a common place to get one. Gout is another possibility. I would see a doctor if the pain is that bad. ...Read more

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After a majority removal of full leg blood clot with rapid lysis treatment how long will it take for swelling to go away or see major improvement?

After a majority removal of full leg blood clot with rapid lysis treatment how long will it take for swelling to go away or see major improvement?

Depends on clot type: It depends on whether the blood clot was in an artery or vein; since you describe swelling, seems likely it was a vein. Unfortunately, many times the vein can be damaged to the point that the valves in the vein do not function normally, and do not keep blood from falling to the feet. Make sure to see a good vein specialist during recovery, and follow their instructions. Good luck! ...Read more