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Can methadone cause blood clots and or swelling and pain in leg. Had blood clot a few months ago. Went away. Years ago told my left side had circulation problems. More lower left leg swollen painful can't move it. Must pain right under knee

Can methadone cause blood clots and or swelling and pain in leg. Had blood clot a few months ago. Went away. Years ago told my left side had circulation problems. More lower left leg swollen painful can't move it. Must pain right under knee

A: A swollen leg with a history of blood clots is a worrisome combination. You could very well have another clot, and blood clots in the legs can lead to bad complications. You need to be examined for this and have an ultrasound study.

Do you have a history of injecting IV drugs into the veins in your legs? That's a great way to damage the veins and put you at risk for leg swelling and/or blood clots. ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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Have a history of blood clots in arm, leg, and pulmonary embolism. Last night I had a blood draw, today huge hematoma that is painful. Possible clot?

Have a history of blood clots in arm, leg, and pulmonary embolism. Last night I had a blood draw, today huge hematoma that is painful. Possible clot?

No: A hematoma occurs when blood leaks out of the blood vessel that was punctured. There is a pool of blood in the adjacent tissues and, since blood is irritating, it hurts. Because of your hx, I'm guessing you might be on an anticoagulant ("blood thinner")? If so, it predisposes you to a hematoma. Hematomas hurt but get better on their own. There's no risk of the clot "traveling" anywhere. ...Read more

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One leg swelling and painful. Negative ct and 3 negative ultrasound for blood clots. Elevated ddimer. What could this be. It's really swollen and hurt?

One leg swelling and painful. Negative ct and 3 negative ultrasound for blood clots. Elevated ddimer. What could this be. It's really swollen and hurt?

If left leg: Is the swollen one, then you need further evaluation of your iliac vein for compression from overlying arteries. This is called May Thurner Syndrome. Further info at sir web. Org. Also doctor finder if you need a referral to an interventional radiologist. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from extremely painful menstrual cramps, blood clots, sharp pains n feet, hands, back, legs, migraine what to do?

I'm suffering from extremely painful menstrual cramps, blood clots, sharp pains n feet, hands, back, legs, migraine what to do?

Pain Specialist: You may need to see a pain specialist to determine whether your cramps are causing your back and leg pain or is it the blood clots? Also could you have sciatica that has gone unchecked. Same with your migraine headaches, could that be coming from your neck area? Pain is hands suggest possible neck involvement. Also you should be ruled out for a rheumatologic disorder as well. ...Read more

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Feels like im sitting on a lrg lump in the vein/artery going down left thigh. Very [email protected] times! Can blood clots move around & present in this way?

Feels like im sitting on a lrg lump in the vein/artery going down left thigh. Very painful@ times! Can blood clots move around & present in this way?

Blood clot: If a lump is evident in or on a vein, a blood clot would be a possibility. It can fragment and travel through the vein upwards toward the lungs. Blood clot in a superficial vein tends not to travel or embolize. It would not move side to side. Since you're quite concerned, you should be examined by a physician to check for phlebitis. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots in the leg?

What causes blood clots in the leg?

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. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots in the leg?

What causes blood clots in the leg?

Many causes: Heredity, hormones, pregnancy, malignancies, trauma and certain blood clotting disorders are the most common causes of blood clots in the legs. ...Read more

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What to do for blood clots in my leg?

What to do for blood clots in my leg?

This is a medical: Emergency and you should go straight to the er. ...Read more

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Can I exercise with blood clots in my leg?

Can I exercise with blood clots in my leg?

Check with your MD: Generally yes, but each patient should get clearance from the treating physician. It depends on a few things-- how long the clots have been treated, how large the clots are, where they are located, and what your other medical problems are. ...Read more

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What are the signs of blood clots in the leg?

Swelling and redness: Some people with blood clots in leg have no symptoms. Some common symptoms are a dull ache, redness, warmth, and swelling. If you have questions, see your doctor. Blood clots in this area can move up the leg and cause other complications. ...Read more

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How to know if you have blood clots in your leg?

Ultrasound: Venous ultrasound is diagnostic for blood clot in your leg. ...Read more

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What do you do if you have blood clots in the leg?

What do you do if you have blood clots in the leg?

Get help Immediately: This is a dangerous situation which needs immediate care. You will need bed rest, Heparin followed up with oral anti-coagulant medications. How do you know you have blood clots? Was it diagnosed by a physician? ...Read more

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Why same peaple are more prone to getting blood clots in the leg?

Why same peaple are more prone to getting blood clots in the leg?

Multiple factors: Blood clots form when flow of blood is abnormal, lining of blood vessels is damaged and blood becomes easily clottable. Some of these factors are inherited, other are acquired. Among the acquired factors, the important ones are obesity, smoking, birth control pills and lack of activity. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what it feels like when you have blood clots in your leg?

Pain and swelling: Usually you will feel leg swelling and/or pain (could be very painful). Rarely no symptoms or just swelling. ...Read more

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I don't exercise I basically sit all day on my phone. Now I'm scares that I have blood clots in my leg. Can you feel blood clots, & how can u tell?

I don't exercise I basically sit all day on my phone. Now I'm scares that I have blood clots in my leg. Can you feel blood clots, & how can u tell?

Doppler test is: A way to determine if you have blood clots. Please see your doc who will determine if you need that test or not. If not, maybe your anxiety is manifesting in fears about you health. This is fairly common and very treatable by a mental health professional. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org for some self-help also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the tests for blood clots in the legs?

What are the tests for blood clots in the legs?

Ultrasound the best: 1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that you might have a dvt, then you need a: 2. D-dimer blood test to be done. If it is very low, you don't have a dvt. If it is high you might have a DVT and you need an: 3. Ultrasound scan. This is the gold standard test. The ultimate way to check for a DVT is ultrasound. ...Read more

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How come blood clots usually happen in the legs?

How come blood clots usually happen in the legs?

Clots: Clots may occur in any vessels that have damage to the wall, slowed or impaired blood flow and other clot promoting features. The legs are just more prone to these factors. The length of the blood path and the degree of redundancy of the return pathways makes for slow flow, and the tendency to varicosity further sets up conditions for clotting. Our sedentary habits further make the legs high risk. ...Read more

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What are some signs of having blood clots in legs?

What are some signs of having blood clots in legs?

Swelling: The most common is swelling but pain and discomfort can also be a sign of dvt. The most important thing to remember is that if you have any concerns about having a DVT then you should have an ultrasound. ...Read more

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What is blood clots in your legs look and feel like?

What is blood clots in your legs look and feel like?

Blood clots: A clot in the leg, or dvt, would have signs including redness, swelling and pain in the extremity. The pain would be reproduced with calf compression. If you believe you may be suffering from a clot, you should be evaluated asap. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about blood clots in the legs?

Possibly Serious: A blood clot in a superficial vein is not an emergency. A blood clot in a deep vein is concerning because the clot can dislodge and travel to the lungs, which can be fatal. The deep clots, also called dvt's, require monitoring by vascular surgeons who treat the clots with anticoagulation medication and possibly surgical intervention. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how serious are blood clots in your legs?

I'm wondering how serious are blood clots in your legs?

Leg clots: That is a difficult question to answer. Many times clots in your legs are treated and they go away without a problem and at other times they may lead to severe swelling that persists or the clot may even move somewhere like into the lungs. Each case has to be evaluated based on the facts of that case to determine exactly how serious it is. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are signs of blood clots in the legs?

Need expert help here. What are signs of blood clots in the legs?

Clots in the legs: Signs of a blood clot vary all along a continuum from no signs at all to persistent severe swelling and pain...Plus everything in between. If you have reason to believe you have a clot in your leg let your doctor know right away. He/she can order an ultrasound to sort it out for you. ...Read more

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How serious are blood clots in the legs or thighs?

Very serious: A blood clot in the leg has the potential to break free and float up to the right side of the heart, and into one of the lungs. This is potentially fatal. The risk is a lot higher if the clot is in the deep veins of the thigh, and less if it is in the calf. Superficial vein clots are not dangerous. If you have a clot in the deep vein of the thigh, you'll need blood thinning drugs like coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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What are the signs of blood clots in the legs on doppler?

What are the signs of blood clots in the legs on doppler?

Abnormal flow: And material in the veins. See radiologyinfo. Org. ...Read more

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What is the risks of blood clots in ones leg and lung?

It depends: William, that depends on several factors. First, do you have any risk factors for blood clots? This includes recent hospitalization or surgery, recent travel, or prolonged sitting (like a truck driver). Second, do you have any family history of blood clots? Finally, do you have any symptoms? (leg pain or swelling, chest pain, shortness of breath). If the answer to all is no, then pretty low. ...Read more