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A blood clot in the leg can be life-threatening if they travel up the bloodstream and become lodged in the lungs. If this occurs, it can cause a pulmonary embolism. Blood clots in the leg should not be taken lightly, especially if they produce the following symptoms.

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1. Inflammation

Blood clots can cause unexplained swelling in the leg. Because bone and tissue in these regions are rather dense, it's hard for the body to clear out clots naturally. If your leg, calf or ankle region is visibly inflamed, you may have a blood clot. You can easily distinguish clot-caused inflammation by its non-response to conventional home treatments such as hot and cold compresses.

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