How do I know if I have a blood clot?

Sudden leg swelling. You may or may not have any symptoms. Symptoms depend on where the clot is and how extensive it is. Clots in the leg veins may cause leg swelling and possibly calf pain and tenderness. Again, many times clots are "silent.".

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

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. Read more...

How do I know if I have DVT or a blood clot?

Pain and swelling. The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling. However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained swelling with or without calf or thigh pain then a venous ultrasound would be indicated to look for a dvt. Sometimes even a ct scan or mrv is necessary. The bottom line is, if DVT is considered, then proper testing is required. Read more...