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Pain and swelling in the foot. Had gout. Had taken blood thinners for PE in the past. Could the swelling be due to clot formation?

I have suddenly gotten very bad pain in my right foot plus swelling . Have had gout before years ago but that started in the big tow. This is in the heel and within less than an hour I can hardly walk on it. I take blood thinners for a PE that I had 10 years ago. But that was in my chest after a long air trip. This is a weekend and I do not want to bother the EMR. But could this be a clot forming?
Asked On : Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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The pain and swelling in the foot is likely to be due to inflammation in the area. It could be related to gout too. You can start taking mild pain killer and do a hot fomentation to have relief. Consulting a physician for stronger prescription medicines is recommended if the symptoms persist.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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