Covid: Deadly Omicron should not be called mild, warns WHO


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Well leg pain could just be leg pain, if it were a blood clot in the leg then that could travel to the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism which is also deadly, but not a stroke. But a blood clot in the leg can’t really travel past your lungs. Clots would have to form in your heart, or arteries leading to your brain from your heart to cause a stroke. Pulmonary embolisms or deep vein thrombus(es?) are nothing to mess with still.

If your leg pain is accompanied by swelling of the leg/limb and also warmth of the area that you are experiencing pain in, then its more likely it could be a blood clot.

However, just to be sure, I would recommend telling your family doc/np, and let them decide if you need to get checked for a blood clot. It’s just an ultrasound of the leg/limb and is pretty much painless. I do not know how much it costs though, but if your doctor thinks you have a blood clot then it should at least partially be covered by insurance. If you’re in America at least, and still it might cost a lot.

But, just tell your primary care provider about your concerns.

Edit: some people are having leg pain from not moving as much as they do normally when they get covid, which can also put you at an increased risk for developing a blood clot in your legs. I had a lot of general muscle pain when I had covid, so keep that in mind. But It could have just been cramps from inactivity, but if it was/is accompanied by the other things I said, then yes, do the other thing I said.

Edit 2: someone commented asking about if clots were common with covid. I wrote a reply up but couldn’t submit it afterwards since they deleted it. I just want to say that I don’t know, haven’t read any research on that, and haven’t looked either. Just what I have personally experienced, that it’s definitely more common, and a pattern that more people other than myself have noticed. I wouldn’t say common, but I have had patients get clots or have a stroke without any risk factors (which would be uncommon). A LOT more patients with clots and strokes than normal. That could be for a lot of reasons, but most of them have recent histories of contracting COVID-19.

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