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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: The most common symptoms are swelling, pain and tenderness.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience Phlebology
Pain and swelling: Commonly, blood clots cause pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms. Ultrasound is ... Read More
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A 56-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.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Usually: Pain, swelling, redness, bulging veins, possibly fever. If any doubt, have it checked out. If you are active at your age, this would be a rare occurre ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
9 years experience Pain Management
Blood clot to lung: Blood clots in the leg are from venous stasis in the venous system - a little different than what causes a cva, which can be bleeding or a thrombus in ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: Where in the thigh is the blood clot? Is it due to hematoma in the muscle? Is it in a vein or an artery? Hematoma in the muscle will resolve unless t ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
Sometimes: A clot in an artery can be localized with some MRIs. Veins are more difficult and better identified with ultrasound
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
17 years experience Neurology
Potentially: While it is fairly rare for clots from legs travel to the brain, it is anatomically possible if there is a "hole" between two chambers of the heart, ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Dvt: If we are talking about a venous clot the its also termed a dvt. These can be dangerous because they can trave to the lung and cause a pulmonary embol ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nima Yavari
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Several factors : can cause a blood clot in the leg. Most commonly when the blood doesn't flow well or pools in an area of the leg during prolonged inactivity, the bloo ... Read More
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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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Recurring blood clot: Having one blood clot predisposes a person to having additional episodes in the future. That, along with other conditions such as immobility, certain ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Any injury to someone with a hypercoagulable state can cause a blood clot.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
23 years experience Family Medicine
Pain/swelling: Blood clots in the legs generally cause swelling in the lower leg as well as pain in the back of the leg. Usually only on one side. This is a serious ... Read More
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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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
Possible: Typically u will have pain or stiffness, swelling and sometimes change in color. The leg can feel warm with occasional numbness. There is other causes ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Go to ER: Now! this is a medical emergency. You will get examination and care needed.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Useful: A negative result of D-Dimer has a 97%+ predictive value in ruling out deep vein thrombosis. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, f ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Osman Ruis espinoza
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Dvt get it checked: Deep vein thrombosis is a serious disease and fatal if not treated. Characteristics of the pain can serve to suspect DVT and to act to diagnose it; ge ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Hartman
38 years experience Dermatology
Not likely: The calf is where the most common site for blood clots and meralgia is most common on the thigh. The two entities are not usually connected.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
Artery or vein : People with hypercoagulsble or tendency to form clots can have that . Patients with any catheters in the veins develop clots in the veins . Arterial c ... Read More
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