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venous blood clots tend to occur in the veins of the legs (DVT or deep vein thrombosis), but can move to the lungs (pulmonary embolus). Risks factors include long periods of immobilisation, surgery (in particular orthopaedic surgery and lengthy procedures) and clotting disorders. Blood clots tend to be painful, commonly in the calf, which can be tender, swollen, firm to feel and sometimes red. If you have no symptoms, you can't really check for blood clots (e.g. after a long flight). Other conditions that can mimic blood clots in the legs include: ruptured Baker's cyst behind the knee spreading into the calf, torn calf muscles, skin infections (cellulitis)

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