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Old 10-29-2008, 04:56 PM   #1
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How do I know if I have a blood clot in my leg?

How do I know if I have a blood clot in my leg?

Old 10-30-2008, 05:35 AM   #2
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Re: How do I know if I have a blood clot in my leg?

Hello, there are a number of different symptoms to look out for (I realised from my own experience) but the best way is to check with your doctor. I had a blood clot (DVT) in my right leg, my symptoms were, heavy aching leg, slight swelling, and feeling alittle under the weather. But I know from going to the hospital that they also look out for discolouring of the area where you have pain/ache, breathing problems and tenderness in an isolated area.

If you think you might have one I would see you GP, they'll probably organise a blood test which will tell them if you are likely to have a clot.

Hope this helps, I know worrying about whether you have one can be awful!

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Old 11-01-2008, 09:23 PM   #3
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Re: How do I know if I have a blood clot in my leg?

I have a DVT in my left leg and my symptoms were pain, swelling, and a blueish tent to my leg! However my doctor told me that sometime people have very mild symptoms and even none at all. I do know that it is a very serious condition and early treatment helps a lot, so if you have any reason to believe you may have one I would not waste anytime getting in to the doctor! Hope this helps! Also if you have any shortness of breath go straight to the hospital that could be a side effect of a pulmonary embolism which comes from the dvt!

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