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    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.
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    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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