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Sorry to hear about your daughter. There is no way to tell if this is a blood clot until after the CT scan is done. That is usually within the hour when she gets to the ER. That would be plenty of time for you to decide if you need to go to her or not.
Blood clots aren't usual, but they can happen even in young women, especially those who are on birth control plus smoke. Still, even on birth control, it is rare. For non birth control users the rate of blood clot is 1 to 5 per 10,000 woman years. For users of oral contraceptives the rate is 3 to 9 per 10,000 woman years. So you can see there is a greater risk with birth control, but it is still not a common outcome.
Have you talked to her? You may just want to wait until the CT scan is completed and you know more.
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