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difference between blood clot sciatica

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: A good clinician can usually make that differentiation rather easily. A simple ultrasound will rule out a blood clot.
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Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Generally you can't: Unless you have a fever or swollen limb which may suggest a clot more than sciatica otherwise not very specific. I would suggest ruling out the clot ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foead Geula
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diagnostic tests: A blood clot is usually diagnosed through ultrasound and blood tests. Sciatica can be diagnosed by an MRI of the lumbar spine. Speak to your doctor ... Read More
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Generally you can't: Unless you have a fever or swollen limb which may suggest a clot more than sciatica otherwise not very specific. I would suggest ruling out the clot ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
55 years experience Psychiatry
Sciatica, Anxiety: I feel empathy for your pain Relax if sciatica is not radiating to your legs No relationship of Sciatica with blood clot, you will not die from Sciati ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Easy: Hemorrhoidal pain is local at your anus usually, sciatica usually radiates down your thigh to your calf/shin. Also thrombosed internal hemorrhoids are ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgard Janer
Specializes in Rheumatology
More info!: To develop Blood Clots a patient either has to have had a severe traumatic injury or other risk factors,like obesity,smoking ,estrogen or blood protei ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience Neurology
Almost a year?: Wow ! What does your neurologist think ? Six months ago you were given two potential causes (sciatica vs nerve) ? It may be time to see a nerve specia ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malina Milan
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Pretty accurate: Ultrasound is usually very accurate in diagnosing a deep vein thrombosis, sciatica can certainly cause pain that radiates down the leg and into the ca ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Sciatica: Sciatica or inflammation of the sciatic nerve is often caused by a herniatee disc in the low back. The location and radiation of the pain varies by th ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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YES.: Sciatica is a symptom looking for a diagnosis. You need one! The lump on your thigh may or may not be related to your other symptoms. In any case, ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Clear
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