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what causes blood clots in the leg?

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Dr. Michael McGonigal
General Surgery 39 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.
Dr. Gregory Spitz
Vascular Surgery 37 years experience
Many causes: Heredity, hormones, pregnancy, malignancies, trauma and certain blood clotting disorders are the most common causes of blood clots in the legs.
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
Bariatrics 57 years experience
injuries,sitting: Injuries, sitting with crossed legs too long.

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Can tight jobst or other stockings cause blood clots in the legs?

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Dr. Lorne Bigley
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Maybe: Usually, support stockings are used to treat those with blood clots, but if they are not fitted correctly, they can cause problems. I have seen, once, where someone had a stocking that bunched up just under his knee, and he developed a blood clot right there. This is pretty unusual, though.
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What causes a blood clot in the leg?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
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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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How are ANA blood tests related to autoimmune disease?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
One marker: Anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA) are one marker of auto-immune disease. There are sub-types of ANA that have specificity for different diseases. The antibodies may not be the casue of disease, but a marker of the disorder.
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A 51-year-old female asked:

What causes a warm spot on calf of leg. I have been checked for blood clots...None?

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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Superficial: Could be either early infection called cellulitis or superficial phlebitis. Frequently comes from local trauma.The first requires antibiotics the second heat elevation and Aspirin three times daily.
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Can a blood clot in the leg cause meralgia parathetica?

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Dr. Robert Hartman
Dermatology 39 years experience
Not likely: The calf is where the most common site for blood clots and meralgia is most common on the thigh. The two entities are not usually connected.

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