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Can a too tight ace wrap cause blood clots

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Can a too tight ace wrap cause blood clots?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 years ago.
what are the symptoms?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Pain in the back of my thigh and groin area, swelling and a feeling of cramping.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 years ago.
where was the ace and how long
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Around my knee and I left it on for at least 8-10 hrs.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 years ago.
where is the swelling
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

my entire leg


Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 years ago.
This should not be a clot but
if you press a finger into the swelling for a minute, does it leave a dent?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Not that i can see.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 years ago.
This is not as typical of a clot
You can have an inflammatory reaction from the ace bandage being too tight
To be absolutely safe, go to the ER and get an ultrasound done of the leg.

This will rule out clot.
Your clot would have to be almost at groin level
very unlikely
good luck
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