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Just noticed my left...

Just noticed my left leg is swollen, thou right one doesn't seem to be. No pain. Had bilateral lung and left leg clots following hernia surgery 10/11/17. Could this be related? Should I be worried?

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?

Just noticed as was getting ready for bed.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

The clots mentioned above seem pertinent. At hospital, a study was done to see if I have a a genetic cause for blood clot formation, and that was affirmative. Have no fever, pain, etc.

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 8 months ago

This may be related. An high index of suspicion is needed by your medical history and genetic tests. You need a color doppler study (specialized ultrasound and D-dimer test) for evaluation. If you have any pain, warmth, tenderness, redness in the calf; that would further warrant an immediate assessment for blood clots (deep vein thrombosis).

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