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Can blood clots be in the back of the thigh?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, a clot

could potentially form anywhere there is a vascular structure.
However, certain locations of clot are more common and/or clinically relevant than others.

In brief: Yes, a clot

could potentially form anywhere there is a vascular structure.
However, certain locations of clot are more common and/or clinically relevant than others.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes of course

well of course you can have a clot as long as there is artery or vein clot in artery very rare in young people.
clot in vein is more common in young people specially women,because of birth control pills,pregnancy,factor five deficiency, etc....... there is a vein in your thigh, so if you are concern get venous Doppler.

In brief: Yes of course

well of course you can have a clot as long as there is artery or vein clot in artery very rare in young people.
clot in vein is more common in young people specially women,because of birth control pills,pregnancy,factor five deficiency, etc....... there is a vein in your thigh, so if you are concern get venous Doppler.
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

And they can break off & wander to lungs where they're called a pulmonary embolism.
Check out http://health.clevelandclinic.org/2014/01/what-everyone-should-know-about-blood-clots/ & http://www.webmd.com/dvt/deep-vein-thrombosis-dvt-symptoms-diagnosis. Then chat w/your Family Doc to make sure you don't have hypercoagulable state/disorder.

In brief: Yes

And they can break off & wander to lungs where they're called a pulmonary embolism.
Check out http://health.clevelandclinic.org/2014/01/what-everyone-should-know-about-blood-clots/ & http://www.webmd.com/dvt/deep-vein-thrombosis-dvt-symptoms-diagnosis. Then chat w/your Family Doc to make sure you don't have hypercoagulable state/disorder.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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