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Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

Blood Clot All the Way Up the Leg

08/10/2009

Question:

My cousin`s wife developed a blood clot in her leg after having a c-section with her daughter. The clot goes all the way up her leg into her hip. She found out about the clot 9 months ago. Is it possible for her to walk again?

Answer:

A venous blood clot might cause some swelling, but shouldn't create any difficulty walking. After treatment (blood thinners) are started, most symptoms will typically improve.

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Response by:

Spero R Cataland, MD Spero R Cataland, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University