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My leg hurts and it looks a little bigger than my other leg. So scared-- could this be a blood clot?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
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In brief: Could be

Have you ever had a blood clot before? Has a close relative ever had a blood clot before.
Have you had a leg injury? Have you had any recent prolonged immobility, major illness, hospitalization, surgery? Are you overweight over 55, a smoker, or do you take any hormones, like estrogen or the pill? A "yes" to any of these means you are at higher risk. The only way to know for sure is to see a doc.

In brief: Could be

Have you ever had a blood clot before? Has a close relative ever had a blood clot before.
Have you had a leg injury? Have you had any recent prolonged immobility, major illness, hospitalization, surgery? Are you overweight over 55, a smoker, or do you take any hormones, like estrogen or the pill? A "yes" to any of these means you are at higher risk. The only way to know for sure is to see a doc.
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