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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Check with your MD: Generally yes, but each patient should get clearance from the treating physician. It depends on a few things-- how long the clots have been treated, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
25 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Talk to your MD: The clinical judgement of the treating physician is vital in determining your level of activity. Discuss with your physician.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bidur Dhakal
13 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Depends: While there are no specific guidelines for when to resume the exercise, it depends on the amount of clot in the lungs and the legs (clot burden), how ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Doppler test is: a way to determine if you have blood clots. Please see your doc who will determine if you need that test or not. If not, maybe your anxiety is manif ... Read More
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Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience in Family Medicine
Sometimes: A clot in an artery can be localized with some MRIs. Veins are more difficult and better identified with ultrasound
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Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Any injury to someone with a hypercoagulable state can cause a blood clot.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Blood clot: Most blood clots in the legs are in one leg and cause pain and swelling in that leg only.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: Obstruction to venous flow, stagnation , slow flow state, inactivity will cause DVT ( deep vein thrombosis ) besides other systemic diseases that ... Read More
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Unclear question: How do you know that you have blood clots in the shoulders? Blood clots in shoulders is not a recognized medical entity. It may help if you describe t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: A blood clot in the leg can affect your lung circulation should the clot break away from the leg and travel through the right side of the heart and th ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Very rarely: But yes. Clots in jugular veins occur with trauma, with dialysis catheters or central venous iv lines, and with tumors. Clots in carotid arteris can ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Very unlikely.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
It's possible: As poor venous outflow from the muscles in the lower(distal) leg due to a blood clot(DVT) could lead to spasms, but it's not the most common symptom. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Yes: Having a previous DVT increases the risk of recurrent DVT after you stop blood thinners. In unusual situations patient can develop new clots while on ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
No: Most blood clots are in veins and do not affect arterial circulation. However, if the leg swells, it might be more difficult to feel the pulse.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Blood clots : No of diseases can increase risk of blood clot. Some of them are genetic such as factor v leiden mutation, prothrombin gene mutation, protein c, s, at ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: But your other symptoms sound like possible lyme's disease. Please get your leg examined at the er tonight with an ultrasound study if needed to. Rule ... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience in General Practice
TOS: Rarely seen by md's. Work group prone are major league pitchers, who develop thoracic outlet syndrome in pitching arm. I have examine two major league ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: The most common symptoms are swelling, pain and tenderness.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
41 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Varies: Swelling discomfort the swelling does not improve when u elevate the leg.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher John
44 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Usually constant: Pain is usually localised to the area related to the clot.Usually constant pain, but may vary from patient to patient as pain thresholds are variable.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
In certain settings: In primary care clinic, sometimes. In emergency room or intensive care unit, can be fairly frequently.

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