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A 42-year-old member asked:

What do you do if you have blood clots in the leg?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 32 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?
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 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.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What causes a blood clot in the leg?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 34 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.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have a blood clot in my leg, what should I do?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Go to the ER: This usually needs immediate medical attention.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How dangerous is a blood clot in the leg?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Very: Blood clot in deep veins ( DVT ) is very dangerous, it is a loaded shot gun, any movement will shoot into lung., causing pulmonary embolism.
Dr. Jeremy Weinberger
undefined 24 years experience
Although blood clots in the legs are a risk for pulmonary embolus, moving doesn't mean certain death. Treating with blood thinners is needed
Jan 11, 2013
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Provided original answer
Thank you for comment .All health care personal are working very hard to prevent it by early detection & treatment as mentioned by DR Weinberger. PE is a serious disease 100,000 Americans die each yr,8.96% of surgical discharges are prone to get it. in sudden deaths 25 % is due to PE , awareness is very important
Mar 17, 2015
CA
A 24-year-old member asked:

What is the danger of a blood clot in the leg?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
Blood clots: The major risk in blood clots of the veins of the legs (aka deep venous thrombosis) is that it will travel (or embolize) to the lungs and form something known as pulmonary embolism. This is potentially life threatening and requires immediate medical attention.
Houston, TX
A 30-year-old female asked:

What are the signs of blood clots in the leg?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Phlebitis: Swelling pain in leg, swelling one leg not both.

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