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I have sore bruise halfway across the back of my knee. I noticed it yesterday after feeling sore pain. I did not injury it. Could this be a blood clot?

I have sore bruise halfway across the back of my knee. I noticed it yesterday after feeling sore pain. I did not injury it. Could this be a blood clot?

Blood clot?: Doubtful. Have you been traveling? Need more history to guide you. Perform a virtual consult to get more information and be able to help you. ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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Can a knee injury lead to blood clots?

Can a knee injury lead to blood clots?

Yes.: Especially if there is a lot of swelling associated with your injury, and if the swelling spreads into the lower leg. ...Read more

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I have a current knee injury. My foot is swollen, bruising, tingling. Should I be concerned about blood clots.

I have a current knee injury. My foot is swollen, bruising, tingling. Should I be concerned about blood clots.

Blood clot: Blood clot can be one of the complications from injury especially in lower extremity. I would encourage you to go to local emergency room to get a doppler to rule out blood clot and promtly treatment can help prevent further nerve damage due to complications. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Yesterday I had an awful pain in left knee. Lasted an hour. I had blood clots before. How could they find it now.

Yesterday I had an awful pain in left knee. Lasted an hour. I had blood clots before. How could they find it now.

DVT: It would be unusual for a blood clot to produce pain in the knee itself. Typically there is calf pain and tenderness and, at times, swelling of the leg. An ultrasound of the leg could diagnose the blood clot if it was present. ...Read more

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What could u do for possible blood clots that effect your knees and legs?

What could u do for possible blood clots that effect your knees and legs?

Prevention?: Prevention in the hospital setting consists of a sequential compression device which squeezes the calf intermittently and a shot of a blood thinner. Walking is ye best prevention, but other measures are taken depending on risks factors. Treatment for a known blood clot is thinning of the blood with medication (warfarin/coumadin). ...Read more

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Can you get blood clots from just sitting for a long time? I'm 21 and I workout regularly but lately I've been sitting for long periods of time and my knees and the bottom of my feet started to hurt.

So to answer your: Question definately, prolonged sitting is one of the risk factors of getting a clot. You also state you have knee and foot pain. There are other reasons you can have knee and foot pain though - do you have flatfeet? If so you can have plantar fascitis and flatfeet also put pressure on the inner knee....So since you mention a clot - that should be ruled out as that is dangerous, other causes too. ...Read more

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Would xray show blood clots in the knee since my mom has effusion?

Would xray show blood clots in the knee since my mom has effusion?

See answer: Knee xrays do not characterize the veins. Ultrasound would be best to identify a lower extremity vascular thrombus (blood clot). ...Read more

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Relative had knee surgery, now has blood clots moving through body. What should we do?

Relative had knee surgery, now has blood clots moving through body. What should we do?

Not uncommon: One of the most common complications of knee surgery (especially knee replacement) is a blot clot or dvt. It is usually treated with a blood thinner to prevent the clot from enlarging. It is a potentially dangerous problem and should be followed carefully by your physician. ...Read more

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Can tight clothes (knee high socks) cause blood clots in the legs?

Can tight clothes (knee high socks) cause blood clots in the legs?

No: On the contrary it may help to prevent clots (superficial phlebitis and DVT) by preventing the pooling (stagnation) of blood, should use during long air flights and drives. ...Read more

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How can I end knee swelling after getting blood clots from meniscus surgery?

How can I end knee swelling after getting blood clots from meniscus surgery?

Ask the surgeon: The surgeon should have some thoughts on this matter, but be aware that swelling after surgery and/or a blood clot can be very slow to heal and in some cases is permanent. ...Read more

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I have a pea sized lump on the back of my knee under the skin. Dark shade above it. Movable. Scared of blood clots as I have been traveling.

I have a pea sized lump on the back of my knee under the skin. Dark shade above it. Movable. Scared of blood clots as I have been traveling.

Synovial cysts: What you described is likely to be a synovial cyst, (Baker's cyst) and you may leave it alone. If it get too big to cause interference with walking or become a cosmetic issue, see your doctor. It is not likely to be a blood clot. You may consult this site for more information. Http://www. Webmd. Com/pain-management/tc/bakers-cyst-topic-overview ...Read more

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This 3 months I got gout and blood clots on my feet and knee. What do I have to take care my self? I didn't have any blood problems and I'm not obesity

This 3 months I got gout and blood clots on my feet and knee. What do I have to take care my self? I didn't have any blood problems and I'm not obesity

Avoid gout provokers: Like beer and red meat and high purine foodslike seafood and yet have to eat modestly these thigns for they can be good. Blood cliots? Are you sure? Proven by doppler ultrasound? if so get a hypercoaguable lab panel you might have a gentic predisposiution to this, see hematologist. Take 81 mg aspirin daily to help avoid clots, don't sit too long, walk alot, ...Read more

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Microfracture left knee on Monday. Noticing my left calf is quite sore tonight. No heat or redness. Scared of blood clots. I am only 25% wb on leg?

Microfracture left knee on Monday. Noticing my left calf is quite sore tonight. No heat or redness. Scared of blood clots. I am only 25% wb on leg?

Leg pain: The soreness may be due to the injury itself, but there could be a small possibility of blood clot, particularly if you have a previous history of blood clot, are a smoker, are on hormone replacement, or have other medical issues. Therefore, I would get ahold of your doctor or go to an ER for evaluation. ...Read more

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Mom needs knee replacement surgery but is scared about blood clots. But if they put her on blood thinners it would be impossible to get a clot right?

Mom needs knee replacement surgery but is scared about blood clots. But if they put her on blood thinners it would be impossible to get a clot right?

Nothing is ever: Impossible in medicine but to reduce the risk of blood clots post knee replacement there are a number of medications that are effective. I am certain that her surgeon is aware of and uses these regularly but discuss it with him/her pre-op to be reassured. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more