A 42-year-old member asked:
what do you do if you have blood clots in the leg?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 31 years experience
Get help Immediately: This is a dangerous situation which needs immediate care. You will need bed rest, Heparin followed up with oral anti-coagulant medications. How do you know you have blood clots? Was it diagnosed by a physician?
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Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Blood thiners: If this blood clot is is a deep vein, treatment would consist of anticoagulation with 3-6 months of blood thinners. I would also strongly recommend the use of compression stockings to prevent future problems. A physician also needs to try to determine if this was a "provoked" or "unprovoked" dvt. If there was no obvious cause then further work up maybe needed.
5.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 41-year-old member asked:
Can vitamins stop blood clots in the legs?
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Family Medicine 13 years experience
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Do teenagers get blood clots in their legs?
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Family Medicine 19 years experience
Possible...but rare: Anyone can potentially get blood clots, but it is rare in younger people. Many things can predispose a person to clots - inactivity, obesity, hormone replacement or birth control, and many clotting disorders. Many of these are avoidable or at least modifiable. If a teenager were to get a blood clot, they should probably be tested for a clotting disorder.
6.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 39-year-old member asked:
What causes a blood clot in the leg?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 33 years experience
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 embolis. These are lfethreatening.Causes od DVT are trauma, hypercoagulopathy, cancers, etc. Many pts are bed ridden. They may be smokers or on birth controll.
5.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 35-year-old member asked:
What causes blood clots in the leg?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 39 years experience
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Blood clot in the leg..Which are the symptoms?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Blood clot Legs: Pain , redness, swelling and discoloration of leg are the symptoms and signs of blood clot in leg.
4.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 25, 2014
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