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Hello, I just spent 9 hours in a plane. Since a few hours

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I just spent 9 hours in a plane. Since a few hours my left foot and the calve muscles in my left leg hurt when I walk. The muscles in my left back thigh have started to hurt as well. Both ankles are a little bit swollen, which is probably normal after such a long flight. I have now detected a small swollen, light purple area on my shin, which radiates heat but doesn't really hurt when I press it.
I am 28 years old and take the pill. Could this be thrombosis?

Thank you,


Thank you for your question,

I’mCustomerand I’ll try to help you.

I would suggest to take an examination by doctor urgently.

I would advise to go to ER or urgent care.

Though swelling can occur after long flight but with those symptoms, you need to get examined for clot.

Doctor can take blood tests, ultrasound examination to check for it.

I hope this information helps.

I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.

Best wishes.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank you for your fast help. Will make my way to an urgent care centre straight away.


Best wishes,



Hello Ann,


You are always welcome.


Good luck.