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How to dissolve a blood clot in leg

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 39 years experience
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
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
General Surgery 36 years experience
Give it time: The first steps in treating a clot are to find it and prevent growth or spread as explained by dr. Sinclair. The dissolution of the clot is handled by... Read More
Dr. Gabriel Goren
A Verified Doctoranswered
59 years experience
IT depends: Where is the clot and whether it is in the superficial or deep vein systems. Superficial clots are usually not that dangerous and after being examined... Read More

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A 38-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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
DVTs will not: "dissolve". You will need anticoagulation and/or anti-thrombus medication for the rtest of your life.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urgent Care 20 years experience
DVT Treatment: Treatment of Deep Venous Thrombosis has three aims: To stop the thrombus from breaking off and becoming a pulmonary embolus, to stop the thrombus from... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
Ultrasound: 1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that it might be a dvt, then you need a 2. D-dimer. A blood test is done.... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Varies: Swelling discomfort the swelling does not improve when u elevate the leg.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Pain: Blood clots in the leg usually cause pain and swelling of the leg.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Usually venous: Most of the clots in the leg form in veins, and generally in deep venous, hence the name DVT, i.e., deep vein thrombosis. For good health - Have a die... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Talk to your MD: The clinical judgement of the treating physician is vital in determining your level of activity. Discuss with your physician.