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can you get a blood clot on your shin

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
If it is just : Below the knee, especially if it only involves the superficial veins, it can be managed with local treatments and anti-inflammatory medication. If it ... Read More

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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Shin pain: if you are having pain on the front of your shin its very unlikely to be a blood clot. The main blood vessels run in the back of the leg. You might ha ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
9 years experience Pain Management
Leg swelling & pain: The calf will be painful, and you can have swelling in the feet, ankles, and possily the calf. You may also feel a thresd when palpating the back of ... Read More
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A 33-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 35-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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
14 years experience Vascular Surgery
Rarely: While it is possible for a vein blood clot to travel to the artery side of things, it would have to do this through a hole in the heart, termed an sep ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Darrell Latva
41 years experience Podiatry
THE BRUISE, NO: The bruise itself does not cause DVT, but the trauma causing the bruise theoretically could.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
9 years experience Pain Management
Anticoagulation: You must see your doctor, who may refer you to a vascular specialist, and be anti-cpagulated right away. Often the clot(s) will dissolve if no new on ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Blood clots can occur at any age due to many reasons. Surgery, not moving around much after surgery, and birth control (especially if you are a smoke ... Read More
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