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How would you know when you have a blood clot in your leg?

Symptoms. Dvt or deep vein thrombosis causes painful swelling in the calf. Sometimes the leg will appear discolored from poor circulation. An ultrasound of the leg is a current standard for making a diagnosis of dvt. Read more...

How deadly are blood clots in your leg?

In your leg. The clot is not deadly if it remains in your leg. The problem comes when part of it breaks off and travels up the superior vena cava into the right side of the heart and it is then squirted out into the pulmonary veins where it gets stuck. That is a pulmonary embolus. The PE is dangerous and can be life threatening. Read more...