What Does A Blood Clot Feel Like

Blood clots feel like a swelling and sometimes you will be in pain around the area of the blood clot. However, it’s very common to feel nothing at all.

blood clotIt feels kind of like a charley horse, that won’t go away. Physical symptoms for a phlebitis (which is the safer version) is redness, pain in one spot, pretty localized. A deep vein thrombosis would include swelling of the calf, by an inch or two, discoloration, pain when standing that is alleviated when you put your legs up. It seemed to be under a lot of pressure too, which was due to the blood being unable to circulate properly.

A blood clot in the leg, call Deep Vein Thrombosis, causes the following symptoms.

Swelling, gradual onset of pain, redness, warmth to the touch, leg pain worsens when bending the foot, leg cramps (especially at night), bluish or whitish discoloration of the skin. However, 30-50% of individuals do not experience symptoms. So be certain to check with you doctor for regular physical check up. It is always better to be over cautious then under for DVT.

The following could be causing your cramps, decreased circulation, fatigue, arthritis, low potassium levels, or poor hydration for instance. Diabetes could also be a cause. Seek professional medical advice, go visit your GP.

Additional Help:

If you have a blood clot in your calf one way you can check is to lay flat on your bed with your legs straight. Flex your foot forward (with your toes bending back toward your shin) while your leg is still flat. If you feel an excruciating pain in your calf, that’s is called a Positive Homan’s Sign, which is indicative of a blood clot in your calf, or deep vein thrombosis. If this is the case, then get your self to the nearest emergency room.

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