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Can cramps in the legs be a sign of a blood clot?

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Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine
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In brief: Possible

If in one leg - yes, if cramps are in both legs it is still possible but not likely.

In brief: Possible

If in one leg - yes, if cramps are in both legs it is still possible but not likely.
Dr. Marianna Post
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
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In brief: Could be.

Risk factors for a blood clot in the leg include a large, swollen leg or calf, recent surgery or immobilization, having active cancer, or a blood clot in the past.
If all you're having are cramps, especially if it's happening in both legs, it's most likely not a blood clot.

In brief: Could be.

Risk factors for a blood clot in the leg include a large, swollen leg or calf, recent surgery or immobilization, having active cancer, or a blood clot in the past.
If all you're having are cramps, especially if it's happening in both legs, it's most likely not a blood clot.
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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