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Does A Blood Clot Cause Swelling And Pain In The Leg?

My left leg is swollen to the point where skin is tight.and red on calf and warm to the touch. When I ve been down for little bit and try to get up I get pain in calf like blood is rushing down leg and have pressure. Is this a blood clot and how soon should I see a doc.
Tue, 28 Jan 2020
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi,

You should see a doctor as soon as possible. this is probably a blood clot or severe inflammation in the leg (cellulitis) that need urgent management.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Salah Saad Shoman, Internal Medicine Specialist
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Salah Saad Shoman's  Response
Hi,

As soon as possible, you should see a doctor. Do urgent Doppler ultrasound to exclude blood clots in your legs.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Salah Saad Shoman, Internal Medicine Specialist
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Does A Blood Clot Cause Swelling And Pain In The Leg?

Hi, You should see a doctor as soon as possible. this is probably a blood clot or severe inflammation in the leg (cellulitis) that need urgent management. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Salah Saad Shoman, Internal Medicine Specialist