Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021

Anyone with symptoms four days after vaccine 'should seek medical advice'

  • Throbbing or cramping pain in one leg (rarely both legs), usually in the calf or thigh
  • Swelling in one leg (rarely both legs)
  • Warm skin around the painful area
  • Red or darkened skin around the painful area
  • Swollen veins that are hard or sore when you touch them

Check if you’re at risk of blood clots

  • Are in hospital – especially if you cannot move around much, like after an operation
  • Go on a long journey (more than three hours) by plane, car or train
  • Are overweight
  • Smoke
  • Are over 60
  • Are using combined hormonal contraception such as the combined pill or contraceptive patch
  • Have had a blood clot or DVT before
  • Are pregnant or have just had a baby
  • Have an inflammatory condition such as Crohn’s disease or rheumatoid arthritis

What to do if you have a blood clot

Can blood clots be fatal?

  • Pain in your chest or upper back
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Coughing up blood

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