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Deep vein thrombosis behind knee

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 33 years experience
If treated: If your new dvt is being treated with blood thinners running and exercise is allowed after treatment begins for a few days. If the clot is older there... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine 35 years experience
Maybe yes: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can present with leg pains, usually deep hard to specifically locate. Calf pain is more typical of dvt, especially if the ... Read More
Dr. Ted King
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Could be: I agree with dr. Kohl, it could be. There are many other possibilities too. It is potentially serious enough though that you should get it checked o... Read More
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Knee pain from DVT?: As dr. Kohl said, it is probably possible but would be unusual. If you are concerned that you might have a dvt, you should see a doctor for an evalua... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Urgent Care 14 years experience
Calf pain: Any injury? Did you do any strenous work or run day before it start? If no trauma, no strenous activity, no swelling or rash then try ice for day or t... Read More
Dr. Charles Burger
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Leg Pain: Not likely unless you have been sedentary for prolonged period (e.g. Traveling); have had previous blood clots; or have cancer, recent trauma or surge... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Clark
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
DVT leg: I assume the DVT of the left leg occurred after surgery on the right knee. This is a known complication of orthopedic surgery. Blood thinners are us... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
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Pain, swelling: A deep vein thrombosis in the leg causes swelling because blood doesn't return to the heart normally and there is pain from the chemicals elaborated f... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 18 years experience
Blood thinners: Most dvts of the legs are treated with blood thinners for at least 3 months, depending on their presumed cause. If the DVT exists higher up in the pel... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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Blood thinners: It depends, to some extent, on where the clot is. It is possible to have a deep vein thrombosis that is so far down the leg, is so small, and is in su... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
DVT: The DVT resulted in blockages to the blood flow in your entire venous system on the affected leg so that blood is unable to flow back towards the hear... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 24 years experience
Dvt: Depends if acute or chronic . Red leg with deep vein thrombosis seems serious. Would go to e.R asap. Redness should decrease as swelling decreases.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 54 years experience
Persistent: Depending upon the severity/extent of the dvt, and the treatment methods, the swelling can be minimal to severe, lasting weeks, to months, and years. ... Read More

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