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Q: If you had a blood clot in your leg, would the pain be in one specific spot or could it be from the knee up 3/4 of the thigh? I have burning inside the leg on the upper thigh. Should I be concerned?

I had venus closure 3 years ago and have had pain on and off since then. It was worse 3 months ago where I went to the ER and they did a deep vein ultrasound. Everything turned out fine and I took an OTC pain medication for about a week and it brought the pain back down to tolerable. Now again, 3 months later, I have the same pain in my leg. I started taking a pain medication a few days ago and it isn't helping just yet. Should I be concerned?

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Karen McPartland, RD, Health Guide
12/27/10 8:00pm

Hi she,


You should seek medical attention for a full assessment of your pain. I think it's better to be safe about something like this, don't you? I know I'd worry less knowing you had it checked out. In the meantime, this link may be helpful to you: Thromboembolism


Best Regards,

Karen McPartland, RD, CSSD

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By she, Community Member— Last Modified: 07/20/14, First Published: 12/24/10