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blood clot in the legs in children

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Dr. Luke Hermann
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: Although there is always a risk that blood clots that form in the legs will break off and travel to the lungs, this is uncommon and even when it happe ... Read More
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Yes: Blot clot can kill if it lodges in artery feeding heart or brain.
Dr. Ted King
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Not likely: Fortunately, it is not at all likely, as dr. Hermann said, unless some of the clot breaks off and travels.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Seconds: If it does occur, it occurs over a matter of seconds.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
DVT: Blood is a red liquid normally held within arte4ries and veins. It has to be able to clot normally to prevent leakage through small damages. If it clo ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Wang
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DVT: Blood vessels in the leg are generally divided into arteries which carry blood away from the heart and veins which carry blood back to the heart. Arte ... Read More
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Dr. Ted King
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Serious: Blood clots in the legs or pelvis that break off and travel to the lungs (pulmonary embolus) can be fatal.
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
41 years experience Vascular Surgery
Vascular surgeon: Usually the diagnosis is made by ultrasound the management with use of anticoagulation is by regular physician.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: The most common symptoms are swelling, pain and tenderness.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
Pain and swelling: If you have a large blood clot in your leg, you have an emergency that can kill you. The blood clot can break off and get stuck in your lungs. Call y ... Read More
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Dr. Ted King
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Pain and swelling: Commonly, blood clots cause pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms. Ultrasound is ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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Ultrasound: 1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that it might be a dvt, then you need a 2. D-dimer. A blood test is done. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
Blood thinners: If you have a large blood clot in your leg, you have an emergency that can kill you. The blood clot can break off and get stuck in your lungs. Call y ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
41 years experience Vascular Surgery
Varies: Swelling discomfort the swelling does not improve when u elevate the leg.

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