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blood test for blood clots in leg

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
More useful to : Exclude clots. A blood test may be done as a screening test to check for clots, not specifically in the legs. These tests, if negative are useful in e ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
A test for a blood: Clot would be a venous duplex or ultrasound not a blood test.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisheeth Gupta
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Clot: yes if you are young with no medical problems , esp if there is no obvious reason for the clot
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience in Internal Medicine
R/O DVT: DVT=Blood Clot would cause unilateral leg and swelling. . A Doppler US of the lower extremity will define the anatomy. If it is negative, Other condit ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Not likely: Never say never, but it is unlikely. The doctor should check for other reasons, like muscle pull, strain, nerve issues.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
DVT: 20yo is kinda young to have blood clots in legs but it's not that rare either, especially in those w/genetic risks eg thrombophilia, taking estrogen-b ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience in Urology
Get evaluated/: Blood or clots in the urine, or hematuria, in the absence of infection, is abnormal and should be worked up. First, a urinary infection must be ruled ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Tests: Lab tests are agent specific. If you test for specific drugs and they are present they will usually show up.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience in Radiology
Blood: Can clot. Thats all. Its normal to have clots in your period.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
No: a low hematocrit or hemoglobin on a cbc requires investigation, which can include internal bleeding as a cause. Multiple other causes as well: cancer, ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kang
15 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Depends: It depends on what your blood pressure is normally, if you've started any new medications lately, if you're using a new machine, or a number of other ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nisheeth Gupta
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
HEMATURIA: See a urologist asap. Get a urine test and ultra sound of kidneys to rule out kidney stone / infection.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
19 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Not reliably: DITI imaging is primarily used for breast imaging. It would not be diagnostic for evaluation of lower extremity blood clots.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Different tissue: The blood in your vessels is what's supplying your tissues and responding right now to what's going on with you. Menstrual tissue contains blood and a ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience in Phlebology
CT of lungs: The beginning of all good testing is having the doctor take a good history and do a good physical exam. If the results are strongly suggestive of some ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience in Gynecology
Maybe: Formation of blood clots may indicate a much heavier flow. Blood also pools in the vagina while asleep and upon arising may discharge as blood clots. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: The most common symptoms are swelling, pain and tenderness.
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience in General Practice
TOS: Rarely seen by md's. Work group prone are major league pitchers, who develop thoracic outlet syndrome in pitching arm. I have examine two major league ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not per se: HIV infection by itself does not cause blood clots in legs, however, advanced HIV infection causes a whole lot of other disorders that my predispose a ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: A blood clot in the leg can affect your lung circulation should the clot break away from the leg and travel through the right side of the heart and th ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience in Family Medicine
Sometimes: A clot in an artery can be localized with some MRIs. Veins are more difficult and better identified with ultrasound
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience in Phlebology
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience in Urology
Infection?: Probably this is a sign of an infection in the urinary tract, or possibly a stone. I advise you to see your doctor as soon as possible.
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