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Can a blood clot travel from your foot to your lungs or heart and how fast can this occur? How can you determine if the pain is a clot or gas?

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Dr. William A Biermann
Internal Medicine - Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and variable

Clots in the lower extremities can travel to the lungs called pulmonary embolus.
This can be serious or even fatal. Most clots, however, do not cause pe. This clots to the lung are associated with shortness of breath, chest pain and other side effects. A ct angiogram is the best test for this problem. See your doctor.

In brief: Yes and variable

Clots in the lower extremities can travel to the lungs called pulmonary embolus.
This can be serious or even fatal. Most clots, however, do not cause pe. This clots to the lung are associated with shortness of breath, chest pain and other side effects. A ct angiogram is the best test for this problem. See your doctor.
Dr. William A Biermann
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Blood Clots and risk

Hello: blood clots are not pleasant things.
But, most of them are not life threatening. There is a frequent and common blood clot syndrome called deep vein thrombosis. This occurs in the deep veins of the lower extremity and causes swelling and pain in that lower leg and especially in the calf. Blood clots in the foot are not benign but if they do not extend then there is less reason to worry.

In brief: Blood Clots and risk

Hello: blood clots are not pleasant things.
But, most of them are not life threatening. There is a frequent and common blood clot syndrome called deep vein thrombosis. This occurs in the deep veins of the lower extremity and causes swelling and pain in that lower leg and especially in the calf. Blood clots in the foot are not benign but if they do not extend then there is less reason to worry.
Dr. Robert Killian
Dr. Robert Killian
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