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Aurora, CO
A 42-year-old female asked:

i got dvt last december from slip & fall on ice & got 2 blood clots in left calf. i was dvt free for 6 months & it returned in oct- why?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Vascular Surgery 21 years experience
Hypercoagulable : Having a previous DVT is one the major risk factors to develop a recurrent one because DVT can cause chronic damage in the vein wall which predispose to DVT . Of course you need to be checked for hypercoagulable diseases because some of them need to treated with lifelong anticoagulation
Dr. Tej Singh
Vascular Surgery 28 years experience
Might need testing: Dvts can occur after trauma. They can recur if you have estrogen in your body (birth control pills, etc) or are at risk for making clots. You might need testing like a hypercoagulation workup. Discuss with your doctor.

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New York, NY
A 30-year-old male asked:

How probable is it for me, 30m, relatively healthy to have a blood clot in my calf? (DVT). And if it is DVT, will it go away or do I need a doctor?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: You would be at high risk if you recently traveled and were immobile for a period of time or if there is a family history of clotting disorders or blood clots. If you have significant swelling in 1leg and pain in the calf then it should be checked.
Manassas, VA
A 21-year-old female asked:

Could a painless bump on the shin be a blood clot? If so could it be linked to or a symptom of dvt?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
DVT occurs: mainly in the deep vein is the calf, not anterior shin. If there is any question, a venous doppler study is usually diagnostic.

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