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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a blood clot or a pinched nerve?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management

In brief: Generally you can't

Unless you have a fever or swollen limb which may suggest a clot more than sciatica otherwise not very specific.
I would suggest ruling out the clot first and then workup the sciatica issue afterwards.

In brief: Generally you can't

Unless you have a fever or swollen limb which may suggest a clot more than sciatica otherwise not very specific.
I would suggest ruling out the clot first and then workup the sciatica issue afterwards.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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