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Do I have a blood clot? Pink, firm, sore, up leg

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Dr. James Cunnar
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In brief: Yes, prob not deep

You likely have a superficial blood clot, called phlebitis.
The pinkness gives it away. If it is not swollen, you can probably wait to see your physician on monday. Deep clots usually cause swelling, dull aching, and possibly a dusky color in the leg. Keep it wrapped, take Ibuprofen (if not contraindicated with other medical conditions), and keep it elevated.

In brief: Yes, prob not deep

You likely have a superficial blood clot, called phlebitis.
The pinkness gives it away. If it is not swollen, you can probably wait to see your physician on monday. Deep clots usually cause swelling, dull aching, and possibly a dusky color in the leg. Keep it wrapped, take Ibuprofen (if not contraindicated with other medical conditions), and keep it elevated.
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