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What is the danger of a blood clot in the leg?
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Local and entire leg swelling cellulitis tenderness leg ulcers and sores venous insufficiency life threatening embolism to lungs it depends on level of clot and early identification and treatment.

In brief: Several
Local and entire leg swelling cellulitis tenderness leg ulcers and sores venous insufficiency life threatening embolism to lungs it depends on level of clot and early identification and treatment.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Craig Brown
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
In brief: Blood clots
The major risk in blood clots of the veins of the legs (aka deep venous thrombosis) is that it will travel (or embolize) to the lungs and form something known as pulmonary embolism.
This is potentially life threatening and requires immediate medical attention.

In brief: Blood clots
The major risk in blood clots of the veins of the legs (aka deep venous thrombosis) is that it will travel (or embolize) to the lungs and form something known as pulmonary embolism.
This is potentially life threatening and requires immediate medical attention.
Dr. Craig Brown
Dr. Craig Brown
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