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what type of doctor can treat a blood clot in the legs?

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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Vascular surgeon: Usually the diagnosis is made by ultrasound the management with use of anticoagulation is by regular physician.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

If diagnosed with a blood clot in leg, should I still fly?

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Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
Yes: If you are already receiving treatment for the blood clot and you are tolerating the treatment well, there is no reason why you cannot fly. Remember to get up and walk around every hour.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What happens if you dont treat a blood clot in your legs?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Stroke risk: Clots can travel andcause interruption in lungs creates embolism, for certain people stroke or heart ischemia.
A 53-year-old member asked:

Can cramps in the legs be a sign of a blood clot?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Could be.: Risk factors for a blood clot in the leg include a large, swollen leg or calf, recent surgery or immobilization, having active cancer, or a blood clot in the past. If all you're having are cramps, especially if it's happening in both legs, it's most likely not a blood clot.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

How can you tell if you have a blood clot in legs?

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Dr. Riga Pemba
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Pain and swelling: There is usually pain and swelling of the legs. This pain can be worse on trying to flex and extend your ankles. If you have shortness of breath and chest pain as well go to the er to rule out a blood clot in your lungs. Risk factors include obesity, recent long distance travel, long periods of inactivity and sometimes clotting disorders. You will need a doppler study of the leg to rule this out.
A 32-year-old member asked:

If diagnosised with a blood clot in leg, can I still fly cross country?

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Dr. Ted King
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Maybe: If you have a blood clot, are on blood thinners and compression stockings, and your doctor feels that the situation is stable enough for you to fly, go ahead. Hopefully, you are going to do something fun wherever you land.

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