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How can you tell if you have a blood clot in legs?

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Dr. Riga Pemba
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Pain and swelling

There is usually pain and swelling of the legs.
This pain can be worse on trying to flex and extend your ankles. If you have shortness of breath and chest pain as well go to the er to rule out a blood clot in your lungs. Risk factors include obesity, recent long distance travel, long periods of inactivity and sometimes clotting disorders. You will need a doppler study of the leg to rule this out.

In brief: Pain and swelling

There is usually pain and swelling of the legs.
This pain can be worse on trying to flex and extend your ankles. If you have shortness of breath and chest pain as well go to the er to rule out a blood clot in your lungs. Risk factors include obesity, recent long distance travel, long periods of inactivity and sometimes clotting disorders. You will need a doppler study of the leg to rule this out.
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Dr. David Fertel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Pain and swelling

Pain and swelling are the most common symptoms.

In brief: Pain and swelling

Pain and swelling are the most common symptoms.
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