What Does a Blood Clot Feel Like?

By james
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3. Swelling

With the flow of blood impeded, it will begin to gather in the area where the clot is. This can cause the blood vessels in the area to begin to expand in much the same way that a balloon would inflate. The extent of the inflation is limited by the walls of the blood vessels themselves.

Swellings are not uncommon and a cold compress will often help to relieve it. This is because the cold will constrict the blood vessels, but this does not happen when there is a clot present. The area will also likely feel tender to the touch if there is a blood clot present.

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