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Can you get a blood clot in your knee

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Usually not : Usually compression stockings help prevent clots, not cause them. However, if they're tight enough, it may feel like it's cutting off circulation, or ... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Talk to your md about the condition. You may not want to take certain medications like birth control pills when not pregnant. You may need to ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Yes it is possible: It is possible but unlikely. You probably are compressing the nerve behind your knees and this is creating the pain.
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 17 years experience
Unlikely: It's pretty unlikely as you will develop a DVT (deep venous thrombosis) from just sitting....Especially at your age. However, some people do have her... Read More
Dr. Kenneth Weston
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: Prolonged immobility increases ones risk for developing blood clots. Prolonged plane rides, car rides, etc can lead to clots. Staying well hydrated ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Possibly: The ability of warfarin to prevent or treat a blood clot is partly based upon how well it is keeping your blood at a therapeutic level, which is usual... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Ice ; elevate: If the hematoma is resolving should not be a problem traveling. You should take breaks when you can to move your knee and icing can still be helpful.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
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 ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gross
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Blood clot: If worried about a blood clot you need to get a venous US of the leg in question
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Likely exercises: Show to Physical Therapist at next session. Go to ER if develop chest pain, cough, or shortness of breath.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Usually not: It is very rear to have clot in the knee joint, unless it is big clot would not bother.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Not usually: If you are concerned about a blood clot you need to see your physician for the correct diagnosis. You may also need to discuss anxiety if knee pain m... Read More

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