10 Blood Clot In Leg Symptoms

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Symptom #3: Firm or Enlarged Veins

Individuals with a blood clot in the leg may have veins that appear to be enlarged and feel especially firm. Although it may not be initially obvious, the clot can become progressively firmer as it hardens. The section of the vein distal to the clot will appear to be enlarged as the clot creates a damlike effect and prevents the blood from flowing back toward the heart.

Clots that are located in the deeper veins create similar changes but may not be observed due to their deeper location within the leg. Depending on the blocked vein, some blood flow can still be diverted through other veins.

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