If your blood clot is located in your leg, or ankle, you may notice excessive swelling. The skin may puff up and even look as if there is a water bubble under the skin. Some report that the swollen area is hard to the touch, wile others report that theirs was very sensitive to touch.
This is extremely common and because these parts of your body have more bone and tissue density; making it difficult for the blood clot to clear on its own.
The swelling can also become painful to some patients, but not all. Again, ice is always a welcome treatment for pain, or swelling in the body. You can opt to try placing ice wrapped in a towel over the clot area for a bit, and take over the counter anti-inflammatory medications to help assist the swelling to decrease.