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Swollen Foot (Definition)

Just means fluid is collecting in the tissues. When only 1 foot is swollen, it usually means the cause is local (something going on with in the foot), but if both feet are swollen, it usually means your body is retaining fluid, and the only reason it's showing up in the feet is that gravity thing. If you stood on your head all day, ...Read more


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Will a swollen foot always mean you have a blood clot?

Will a swollen foot always mean you have a blood clot?

Absolutely not: Could have a fracture, could have gout, could have cellulitis, could have tendon tear, could have a number of things..... ...Read more

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Tingly, numbness and swollen feeling in leg and foot. Doesn't look, but feels swollen. Could this be a blood clot due to wearing skinny jeans?

Tingly, numbness and swollen feeling in leg and foot. Doesn't look, but feels swollen. Could this be a blood clot due to wearing skinny jeans?

I don't think : Skinny jeans can cause a blood clot...I'm not saying you don't have a blood clot, but find it hard that they could cause one....Are you a smoker?On birth control pills? Those are things that can potentiate a clot... ...Read more

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Blood clot in my calf (not deep vein) told wear stocking but can't cos foot goes blue and swollen. Operated my foot, can't walk. What to do?

Blood clot in my calf (not deep vein) told wear stocking but can't cos foot goes blue and swollen. Operated my foot, can't walk. What to do?

What to do?: I agree with all of the other answers. With a superficial clot, the value of compression is to decrease pain by decreasing inflammation. You can also reduce inflammation with anti-inflammatory medicines, warm soaks, ice packs and leg elevation. It is worth it to talk to your doctor about a lighter compression stocking too. I would not recommend, however, an ace bandage. They can make it worse. ...Read more

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Sat on leg for 2hrs, stood up entire leg numb w foot very swollen red, relieved in 15 minutes now centralzed back pain 1hr. Blood clot? Was active today

Sat on leg for 2hrs, stood up entire leg numb w foot very swollen red, relieved in 15 minutes now centralzed back pain 1hr. Blood clot? Was active today

Doubt blood clot: Unless you were almost motionless for those 2 hours (and even then), without knowing if you have any other risk factors (smoking, etc), i'd say it's extremely unlikely that you'd develop a clot that quickly. You were probably sitting in a position compressing some blood vessels and nerves somewhere and getting up eventually relieved that. Back pain also probably from how you were sitting. ...Read more

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Have slight pain in my knee, its a little warm and swollen.Feel it in my ankle and bottom of foot to.Does that sound like a blood clot?Other leg hurts2

Possible: Symptoms sound like a possible deep vein blood clot in the back of the knee/calf but a evaluation and clinical diagnosis is needed. If your worried, go to your nearest emergency department. ...Read more

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I have a current knee injury. My foot is swollen, bruising, tingling. Should i be concerned about blood clots.

I have a current knee injury. My foot is swollen, bruising, tingling. Should i be concerned about blood clots.

Blood clot: Blood clot can be one of the complications from injury especially in lower extremity. I would encourage you to go to local emergency room to get a doppler to rule out blood clot and promtly treatment can help prevent further nerve damage due to complications. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Does a swollen leg always mean you have a blood clot?

Does a swollen leg always mean you have a blood clot?

No: Legs may swell for a variety of reasons - poor circulation, fluid overload, infection etc. That being said, it always better to have it checked out. ...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