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A 35-year-old member asked:

What causes blood clots in the leg?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
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.
Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 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 58 years experience
injuries,sitting: Injuries, sitting with crossed legs too long.

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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 43-year-old member asked:

What can cause a blood clot in leg?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
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.
Laveen, AZ
A 46-year-old female asked:

Can a blood clot in the leg cause meralgia parathetica?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Hartman
Dermatology 40 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.
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.
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

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