The symptoms of a popliteal vein thrombosis include pain, swelling, and tenderness around the area of the clot.
While the vein is closer to the surface of the skin in the back of the knee, a clot can form anywhere in the blood vessel.
The pain, which can start in the lower leg, may feel like a cramp.
How do you know if you have a blood clot in your knee?
The symptoms of a blood clot behind the knee or any type of VTE in the leg can include:
- redness in the knee or calf area.
- swelling in the knee or leg.
- a warm area behind the knee or in the leg.
- pain in the knee or leg, which may feel similar to a cramp.
What does it feel like when you have a blood clot in your leg?
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in one of the deep veins of your body, usually in your legs, but sometimes in your arm. Swelling, usually in one leg (or arm) Leg pain or tenderness often described as a cramp or Charley horse. Reddish or bluish skin discoloration.
Is blood clot pain constant?
You may have a persistent, throbbing cramp-like feeling in the leg. You may also experience pain or tenderness when standing or walking. As the blood clot worsens, the skin around it often becomes red or discolored and feels warm to the touch.
What to do if you think you have a blood clot?
If you think you have a blood clot, call your doctor or go to the emergency room right away! Blood clots can be dangerous. Blood clots that form in the veins in your legs, arms, and groin can break loose and move to other parts of your body, including your lungs.