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In what way can I tell the difference between a blood clot and a broken vein?

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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Swelling vs bruise

Blood clot causes swelling and pain.
If deep vein - alot of swelling. If superificial vein - then sometimes thrombophlebitis. Broken vein causes bruising or staining.

In brief: Swelling vs bruise

Blood clot causes swelling and pain.
If deep vein - alot of swelling. If superificial vein - then sometimes thrombophlebitis. Broken vein causes bruising or staining.
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