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Could I be having a blood clot or just ankle swelling?

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Dr. Ralph Salvagno
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In brief: Calf pain

Blood clots, known as "deep venous thrombosis " or "dvt" can occur in the calf of the leg ( one of the most common sites).
Dvt's are characterized by pain , swelling and localized tenderness. Most commonly they occur after surgery, trauma , or prolonged periods of immobility ( like a long airplane flight.

In brief: Calf pain

Blood clots, known as "deep venous thrombosis " or "dvt" can occur in the calf of the leg ( one of the most common sites).
Dvt's are characterized by pain , swelling and localized tenderness. Most commonly they occur after surgery, trauma , or prolonged periods of immobility ( like a long airplane flight.
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
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In brief: Either or Both

Swelling of the ankle can be from blood clots, but usually you also have swelling of the leg and pain in the calf with walking.
Just swelling can be from congestive heart failure, venous insufficiency, or blood clots. If you think you have a blood clot you should be evaluated by a physician immediately to prevent further problems.

In brief: Either or Both

Swelling of the ankle can be from blood clots, but usually you also have swelling of the leg and pain in the calf with walking.
Just swelling can be from congestive heart failure, venous insufficiency, or blood clots. If you think you have a blood clot you should be evaluated by a physician immediately to prevent further problems.
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