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can you get a blood clot in your knee

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
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 36-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 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes it is possible: It is possible but unlikely. You probably are compressing the nerve behind your knees and this is creating the pain.
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varicose veins : The labia is a common place to get varicose veins. Schedule an exam to confirm.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Huffman
22 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: A blood clot in the leg is typically in a vein and if it dislodges it may go to the heart. Most of the time it will pass through the heart and go to t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
It is possible: Clots can travel to feet from other areas of body. Even a toe can develop a clot.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Only way to: Know for sure is to get a test called venous duplex ultrasound. Your doctor will need to order it. If there is a clot in the femoral vein, you are a ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: If you are still up and about, wrist fracture will not increase your risk for a blood clot.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yuri Maricich
13 years experience Internal Medicine
A DVT: can cause a variety of symptoms including pain up the affected leg, but it can also be painless. If a person has a DVT in one leg, but not in another, ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Go to the ER: This usually needs immediate medical attention.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
It depends on depth: The leg will swell, become red, and have a tender cord-like area in many cases, especially if superficial. Deep venous thrombosis may cause pain and s ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes, rarely: 85-90% of DVT if that is what you mean occur in the lower extremities. Depending on risks, it can occur in other places including de novo clots or thr ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood clots hurt!: In just about everyone.
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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Blood Clots and risk: Hello: blood clots are not pleasant things. But, most of them are not life threatening. There is a frequent and common blood clot syndrome called d ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Naumoff
39 years experience Family Medicine
Your doctor: You need to know if your diagnosis is correct. Your doctor can order an ultrasound if indicated to check for a superficial blood clot or a deep blood ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
9 years experience Pain Management
Yes if being treated: After youhave seen your doctor and been placed on anti-coagulation, i feel it wouldbe excellent for oyu to work. Sitting around a feeling sorry for on ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Maybe: If you have thrombophlebitis, a clot could go directly to the lung causing a life threatening pulmonary embolism. But if there is a congenital hole w ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
NO: Your body has built-in safety features. One is collateral blood flow--it allows blood to continue to flow into and around a blocked area in order to p ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Black and blue: I a vein should burst then what you will see is the formation after several days of discoloration of the skin around the area of the burst vein. This ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Symptoms: Dvt or deep vein thrombosis causes painful swelling in the calf. Sometimes the leg will appear discolored from poor circulation. An ultrasound of th ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience Podiatry
Carefully!: The first step is to figure out why you have a collection of blood under your nail. If you hit it, the answer is easy, but sometimes this happens with ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it is not.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Many symptoms: The usual complaints would be shortness of breath, pain, a rapid pulse, symptoms of dizziness or fainting, general sense of doom, impending sense of d ... Read More
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