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how to dissolve a blood clot in leg

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
Blood thinners: If you have a large blood clot in your leg, you have an emergency that can kill you. The blood clot can break off and get stuck in your lungs. Call y ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Aspirin can inhibit coagulation of blood in the legs, but once a clot forms it will not dissolve the clot. At that point "blood thinners" are the trea ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Well : Blood clot's are always serious. Cannot diagnosis by chat. Consult primary care doctorface-to-face promptly or go to emergency room if you're having ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
DVTs will not: "dissolve". You will need anticoagulation and/or anti-thrombus medication for the rtest of your life.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Variety of causes: A variety of disorders can result in a blood clot within the heart. These range from genetic disorders to trauma to cancer syndromes. Most clots diss ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Yes but: you can but it is not recommended, because the clot is not going any where the best way is to take the clot out by a simple office procedure clot lysi ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khalid Khan
53 years experience Ophthalmology
Blood filter?: Blood filters are usually permanent unless there is a problem.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: Most of pulmonaty emboli cause shortness of breath more than pain . Pain happens when part of the lung infarcts and has no blood flow and this can cau ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Depends on the size, location and the general health of the individual and what medications the patient is placed on. Heparin is the gold standard bu ... Read More
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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: A small clot may go un-noticed. A large one may cause severe acute pain and hemorrhage. It varies. Many are painful and very symptomatic.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
DEPENDS!: Depends on the site ,the size and the cause Also on associated conditions such as blood pressure. most hematomas clear in about a month or so
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
It can be bad: But it is treatable. The worst clots are the ones we don't know about. Most important thing is that it gets treated and that you prevent formation of ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Seconds: If it does occur, it occurs over a matter of seconds.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Blood thinners: 'Blood thinners' are anticoagulants. They prevent clotting of blood. The body has its own clot dissolving mechanisms. While the anitcoagulant prevents ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vorhies
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
6 months : Dvt in pregnancy is treated with a variation of Heparin called Lovenox which is injected just under the skin twice a day. Coumadin (warfarin) is fatal ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
No no no no no: That's like asking, "In order to ruin a casserole, don't you have to undercook the potatoes?" There are all kinds of ways to ruin a casserole, & s ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Baxi
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Immobility: Ie with a flight or long car ride, or immobilization . Could also be due to your genetics and a clotting problem.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadine Halliburton-foster
19 years experience Family Medicine
Nexplanon: Has Hormones that can cause blood clots. If you are experiencing any of the above and have a Nexplanon implant see your doctor immediately
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Very: Blood clot in deep veins ( DVT ) is very dangerous, it is a loaded shot gun, any movement will shoot into lung., causing pulmonary embolism.
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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 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Not usually: Not usually, I would expect warmth from a venous blood clot. However a blockage in an artery could cause a cold leg. I see the appropriate tests are b ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Lifethreatening!: This can cause death if they set verylarge.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
56 years experience Bariatrics
yes: It is a blood thinner, yes it can.

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