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What is the worst thing a blood clot in your leg/calf can do to you?

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Dr. David Fertel
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Kill you

They can travel to your lungs and cause pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal.

In brief: Kill you

They can travel to your lungs and cause pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal.
Dr. David Fertel
Dr. David Fertel
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unfortunately death

Blood clots in the legs can grow to cross above the knee and eventually break apart and go to your lungs.
Depending on the size of the clot that goes to the lungs you can die from this event (it is called a pulmonary embolism). Clot in the legs can also cause significant pain and swelling in the leg.

In brief: Unfortunately death

Blood clots in the legs can grow to cross above the knee and eventually break apart and go to your lungs.
Depending on the size of the clot that goes to the lungs you can die from this event (it is called a pulmonary embolism). Clot in the legs can also cause significant pain and swelling in the leg.
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