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A 40-year-old member asked:

What can cause blood clots in the lungs or legs?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Smoking: Smoking is one cause, varicose veins, swelling in the lower legs, trauma, being stagnant i.E sitting on a plane for a long trip., and oral contraceptives are the most common causes for the clot to go to the leg. Once in the leg, they can dislodge and go to the lung then the clot would be called a pulmonary embolism. (pulmonary = lung, embolism = moving clot.).

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What's most likely signs of blood clots in legs and lungs?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Few options: Swelling of legs pain in legs difficulty breathing.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What causes blood clots in my lungs ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 39 years experience
Usually come from: Elsewhere like your legs dvt - look it up.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How long can you live with blood clots in your leg and lungs?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 29 years experience
DVT and PE: If people with deep venous thromboses and pulmonary emboli receive anticoagulation treatment, haven't suffered large clots that could impair their respiratory function, and don't have an underlying cancer, they should have a normal life expectancy. A hematologist can tell you how long to stay on active treatment and what can be done to prevent additional clots in the future.
A 46-year-old male asked:

What is the risks of blood clots in ones leg and lung?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
It depends: William, that depends on several factors. First, do you have any risk factors for blood clots? This includes recent hospitalization or surgery, recent travel, or prolonged sitting (like a truck driver). Second, do you have any family history of blood clots? Finally, do you have any symptoms? (leg pain or swelling, chest pain, shortness of breath). If the answer to all is no, then pretty low.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What can cause a blood clot in leg?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nancy Baxi
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
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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