Does a single swollen foot usually mean you have a blood clot?

Possibly. If a patient presented with a history of sudden pain and swelling in one foot and leg, a blood clot must always be considered as part of a differential diagnosis. I would recommend immediate evaluation by your primary care physician. There are other reasons why you may have swelling in one limb but a clot should be ruled out.

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Will a swollen foot always mean you have a blood clot?

Absolutely not. Could have a fracture, could have gout, could have cellulitis, could have tendon tear, could have a number of things..... Read more...
Swelling. No, if you had a blood clot you usually have extreme pain, redness and hot skin. Read more...

Left foot swelling off and on, leg aches as if circulation is restricted. Worse after physical activity. Past 4-5 weeks. Could this be a blood clot?

Blocked vessels . Your symptoms may be due to a clot however it sounds more like blockage of your peripheral blood vessels.is a narrowing of the blood vessels (arteries). It mainly occurs in arteries that supply blood to the legs. The main symptom is pain in one or both legs when you walk. It is important that you see your doctor who can organize scans to decide on the cause if your symptoms . Read more...
Possible. It is unusual for it to be intermittent but a Doppler study of your leg while give you the answer. All the best. Read more...

Sat on leg for 2hrs, stood up entire leg numb w foot very swollen red, relieved in 15 minutes now centralzed back pain 1hr. Blood clot? Was active today

Doubt blood clot. Unless you were almost motionless for those 2 hours (and even then), without knowing if you have any other risk factors (smoking, etc), i'd say it's extremely unlikely that you'd develop a clot that quickly. You were probably sitting in a position compressing some blood vessels and nerves somewhere and getting up eventually relieved that. Back pain also probably from how you were sitting. Read more...

I have a painless but very swollen ankle and it's been 2 weeks since major neck surgery. Could it be blood clot or something else?

Rule out blood clot. Given the recent surgery, i would recommend a venous ultrasound to rule out a deep venous thrombosis. Good luck. Read more...
Possibly. There are multiple potential causes. Since a blood clot can potentially be life threatening, you should be seen to have this ruled out. Thank you for your question. Read more...