Symptoms of Blood Clots in the Thighs & Legs

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Blood clots in the thighs and legs will often show symptoms of swelling, pain and tenderness over a vein. Identify other symptoms of blood clots, such as dull aches and warmness over the vein, with help from a nurse and respiratory care practitioner in this free video on blood clot symptoms.

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Symptoms of blood clots in the thighs and legs within the area of where the clot would be. There would be swelling or pain, swelling and pain or tenderness, over a vein. Thrombo means vein, Itis means inflammation of. It could be a localized area, usually isn't only one leg. The short pain with a flexion of the foot. If you wanted to check, that's normally what you'll see with the doctor. He'll ask you, if you want to check yourself also. But with the physician, he'll ask you to stand up straight and take your toes and point them back on, point them up toward the ceiling. And with that, there'll be pain in the back of the calf, if there's a blood clot in the calf area. There'll be redness withing the area, it'll be very warm to the touch. There'll be a dull ache and it'll be very tight in the calf, especially with walking. There'll be a dilatation of the surface veins of the legs. So these are just some of the things you can look for, for blood clots in the thighs within the legs.

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