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How do you tell if you got blood clots in the legs after a flight?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Pain and swelling

Commonly, blood clots cause pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms.
Ultrasound is the only way to know for sure.

In brief: Pain and swelling

Commonly, blood clots cause pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms.
Ultrasound is the only way to know for sure.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Chris Oh
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Venous doppler

If you develop calf pains after flying you should get a lower extremity venous doppler to make sure your do not have a blood clot.

In brief: Venous doppler

If you develop calf pains after flying you should get a lower extremity venous doppler to make sure your do not have a blood clot.
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh
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Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: DVT

Typically peaple get unilateral swelling.
Localized swelling and pain is also possinle. In some cases shortness of breath which can be life threatening.

In brief: DVT

Typically peaple get unilateral swelling.
Localized swelling and pain is also possinle. In some cases shortness of breath which can be life threatening.
Dr. Videh Mahajan
Dr. Videh Mahajan
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