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Mom got a blood clot in the leg; will she need a operation?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology

In brief: It depends

If someone gets a blood clot high up in the leg near the hip, then an attempt might be made at removing the clot with a procedure that breaks up and dissoves the clot.
It the clot is lower in the leg, we generally will just give blood thinners and use compression stockings.

In brief: It depends

If someone gets a blood clot high up in the leg near the hip, then an attempt might be made at removing the clot with a procedure that breaks up and dissoves the clot.
It the clot is lower in the leg, we generally will just give blood thinners and use compression stockings.
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