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blood clot in the legs

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
25 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
34 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
52 years experience Rheumatology
Seconds: If it does occur, it occurs over a matter of seconds.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
42 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
51 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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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nima Yavari
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Several factors : can cause a blood clot in the leg. Most commonly when the blood doesn't flow well or pools in an area of the leg during prolonged inactivity, the bloo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Dvt: If we are talking about a venous clot the its also termed a dvt. These can be dangerous because they can trave to the lung and cause a pulmonary embol ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
24 years experience Family Medicine
Pain/swelling: Blood clots in the legs generally cause swelling in the lower leg as well as pain in the back of the leg. Usually only on one side. This is a serious ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
Get help Immediately: This is a dangerous situation which needs immediate care. You will need bed rest, Heparin followed up with oral anti-coagulant medications. How do you ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Yes: Good test to do for dvt. See radiologyinfo.Org.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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Ultrasound the best: 1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that you might have a dvt, then you need a: 2. D-dimer blood test to be d ... Read More
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