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two blood clots in femoral artery in leg is that dangerous

A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Embolization: I suspect that by "blasted out" you had some sort of percutaneous thrombectomy. I worry that the clot travelled down your leg. If it is still numb, yo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Dr. Jesus Yap answered
53 years experience Cardiology
Not likely: The femoral artery that closed following a procedure is unlikely to open. What usually happens is small arteries called collaterals open up to preserv ... Read More
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Dr. Claude Brachfeld
39 years experience Cardiology
Unlikely: If there is "no flow" in the femoral artery, then presumably there are collateral ("bypass") vessels bringing blood to your leg if you are in a stable ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
I : I am so sorry that this patient has had to go through all of this. I am assuming that the patient is under the care of an excellent vascular surgeon. ... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Limited: Sounds like everything possible has been done! stop smoking occasionally anticoagulation will keep graft open.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood clot: If a lump is evident in or on a vein, a blood clot would be a possibility. It can fragment and travel through the vein upwards toward the lungs. Blood ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Huffman
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: A blood clot in the leg is typically in a vein and if it dislodges it may go to the heart. Most of the time it will pass through the heart and go to t ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Santin
15 years experience Vascular Surgery
Rarely: While it is possible for a vein blood clot to travel to the artery side of things, it would have to do this through a hole in the heart, termed an sep ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
20 years experience General Surgery
Blood clots: Blood clots do not usually present as lumps in the leg. More likely cause would be fatty tumors or cysts. Would recommend evaluation by your doctor.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Screening ultrasound: There is really no benefit to screening for blood clots in older adults. If there are signs of blood clots and risk factors for developing clots ( imm ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
18 years experience Sleep Medicine
What about chemical: Sometimes the pain is neuro-muscular. Have you had your electrolytes checked and what about your blood circulation

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