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should I elevate my leg if diagnosed with a blood clot

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Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
Yes: If you are already receiving treatment for the blood clot and you are tolerating the treatment well, there is no reason why you cannot fly. Remember t ... Read More
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Dr. David Fertel
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
I would not: Not until treated properly.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: See if you can find a crutch or a wheelchair too.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Anticoagulation?: The real ethical question is the extent of therapeutic intervention in the face of dementia. If the cognitive issues are severe, one might wonder abo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Medical emergency: As you must know, blood clots are a medical emergency and must be managed asap. It is impossible for me to tell what is causing the bilateral stingi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: The only way to rule out aclot would be to see a doctor and havea deuplex ultrasound test done.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
DVT: The treatment is anticoagulants like heparin/coumadin. If there is contraindications to anti coagulation, or if it is ineffective, sometimes an infer ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazin Abdullah
14 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: Seek medical attention immediately if you think you have clots, if you have pelvic and leg pain at the same time. Don't delay.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
39 years experience Ophthalmology
No, but related: From what you describe you have a hypercoagulative state which is called vte or venous thrombosis episodes. Assuming your eye was a venous occlusion. ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Need to be followed.: May need leg vein Doppler ultrasound. Follow up with your primary care physician. Search vascular ultrasound at radiologyinfo.org.

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