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Blood clots in the legs, how can I tell? On pill and sit a lot.

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pain is key, worse

When flexing/extending ankle.
Is one leg larger than the other? Call your doc if so or go to urgent care. U/s next, used to require venogram now rarely if ever done. The risk is dislodged clot, piece traveling to lung causing pulmonary embolus. Can be lethal.

In brief: Pain is key, worse

When flexing/extending ankle.
Is one leg larger than the other? Call your doc if so or go to urgent care. U/s next, used to require venogram now rarely if ever done. The risk is dislodged clot, piece traveling to lung causing pulmonary embolus. Can be lethal.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
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In brief: Can be hard to tell

Commonly, blood clots cause pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms.
Ultrasound is the only way to know for sure, as dr. Korona said.

In brief: Can be hard to tell

Commonly, blood clots cause pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms.
Ultrasound is the only way to know for sure, as dr. Korona said.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Ultrasound

Of the symptomatic limb.

In brief: Ultrasound

Of the symptomatic limb.
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Helen Mabry
Surgery
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In brief: Lower leg swelling

Long periods of sitting or stillness can lead to blood clots in the leg veins.
Usually one lower leg swells compared to the other side. You can measure with a tape measure at the same place on each leg and determine if one side is an inch or more different from the other.

In brief: Lower leg swelling

Long periods of sitting or stillness can lead to blood clots in the leg veins.
Usually one lower leg swells compared to the other side. You can measure with a tape measure at the same place on each leg and determine if one side is an inch or more different from the other.
Dr. Helen Mabry
Dr. Helen Mabry
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