Check Your Symptoms
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
- You have sudden chest pain and shortness of breath, or you cough up blood.
- Your leg is cool or pale or changes color.
Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:
- You have increasing or severe pain.
- Your leg suddenly feels weak and you cannot move it.
- You have signs of a blood clot, such as:
- Pain in your calf, back of the knee, thigh, or groin.
- Redness and swelling in your leg or groin.
- You have signs of infection, such as:
- Increased pain, swelling, warmth, or redness.
- Red streaks leading from the sore area.
- Pus draining from a place on your leg.
- A fever.
- You cannot bear weight on your leg.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:
- You do not get better as expected.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 14, 2014
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