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A 43-year-old member asked:

What can cause a blood clot in leg?

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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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Dr. Ernest Block
Trauma Surgery 36 years experience
Other diseases: Some diseases make a person hypercoagulable, so there blood clots more easily. One would need to worry about this kind of process as well as cancer which is linked to a hypercoagulable state.
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Dr. Alex Spyropoulos
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Blood clot triad: Blood clots are caused by any or all elements of the triad of hypercoagulabiliy, venous stasis, and vascular injury. These were described by a German pathologist over 150 years ago and are still known as Virchow's triad for causes of venous thromboembolic disease. These can be patient related such as obesity, medical illness, etc or extrinsic such as major surgery, long haul air travel, etc
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A 39-year-old member asked:

What causes a blood clot in the leg?

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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.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What causes blood clots in the leg?

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Dr. Michael McGonigal
General Surgery 40 years experience
Long list of causes: There are a lot of possible causes and risk factors of blood clots in the legs. Here are some: - long periods of sitting - prolonged bed rest - inherited clotting diseases - any kind of injury or trauma - cancer - smoking - obesity or overweight - family history of blood clots - blood draws or catheters in veins, including pacemakers - birth control pills - congestive heart failure - ibd.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What can cause blood clots in the lungs or legs?

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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:

Could blood clots cause throbbing in the legs?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
YES: It is an inflammatory process, which triggers a painful signal to your brain.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

Does HIV cause blood clots in your legs?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Not per se: HIV infection by itself does not cause blood clots in legs, however, advanced HIV infection causes a whole lot of other disorders that my predispose a person to blood clots.
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