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December 2016

6 Signs You Might Have a Blood Clot
Learning these red flags could save your life. "When blood clots form in this deeper system, they can be painful and very dangerous,” says Dr Luis Navarro, founder of the Vein Treatment Centre in New York City. “Blood clots can block the healthy flow of blood in the legs, and blood can pool behind the clot, causing swelling,” says Dr. Navarro.

“Unfortunately, pain from a blood clot can easily be mistaken for a muscle cramp or strain, which is why the issue often goes undiagnosed,” says Dr. Navarro. “The cough will be dry, but sometimes people can cough up mucus and/or blood,” says Dr. Navarro. When in doubt, phone your doctor or go straight to the ER.