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My Husband tore his hamstring and had bruises and swelling

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My Husband tore his hamstring and had bruises and swelling above the knee. But it traveled down and now his foot is so swollen and toes it looks like it's going to explode. Whats up with that?
Hi--when did this happen?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

10 days ago.

OK. I think it's likely that he's developed a deep venous thrombosis--a clot in the leg vein. This is a serious matter since it can cause a pulmonary embolus. Ilene--he needs either to see his regular doctor now or to go back to the ER for a Doppler venous flow study and if he has a DVT he'll need to be put on blood thinners
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