Experts warn that up to half of people with DVT will have long-term complications because of damage to the leg vein which has blood remaining there for too long.
A person may notice pain, swelling, and redness, which can lead to open sores if it’s not treated early.
The biggest worry for a blood clot is a DVT that breaks off and causes a pulmonary embolism, warns WebMD.
The health site added: “If the clot isn’t too big and you get the right treatment fast enough, you may recover from this, though there may be some long-term lung damage.”
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