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Blood Clot (Overview)

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 that would require treatment.


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What are the tests for blood clot in leg?

What are the tests for blood clot in leg?

Ultrasound: 1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that it might be a dvt, then you need a 2. D-dimer. A blood test is 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

Blood Clot (Overview)

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 that would require treatment.


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What are the best treatments for blood clots in the lung?

What are the best treatments for blood clots in the lung?

Heparin warfarin: Heparin (an anticoagulant is started immediately). Eventually, most patients are switched to a pill medication - typically Coumadin (aka warfarin) is started after a few days and continued for several months. Some patients have a filter placed in the large abdominal vein (inferior vena cava) to decrease the risk of subsequent clots. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
Once
Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
Once
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What are the symptoms of blood clot in shin?

What are the symptoms of blood clot in shin?

Several possibilites: Common complaints would include local discomfort, redness, warmth and swelling. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
Daily
Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
Once
Take your meds as instructed without fail
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How does a blood clot break?

How does a blood clot break?

Spontaneously: A DVT can dislodge and travel to the lungs -- this typically happens spontaneously. ...Read more

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What is the main symptom of having blood clots in the legs?

What is the main symptom of having blood clots in the legs?

Symptoms of DVT: Symptoms of blood clots or DVT include pain, swelling in legs. Sometimes redness, low grade fever, stiffness in the leg muscles and cramps. Swollen or tender veins can appear . Sometimes there are few or very mild symptoms. if you have these symptoms especially if you have risk factors for blood clots, get checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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Can the symptoms of blood clots in the gradually happen over weeks?

Can the symptoms of blood clots in the gradually happen over weeks?

Not likely: The symptoms of a blood clot could possibly develop over time if the blood clot is very small and in a small calf vein. If the clot enlarges and extends into the larger vein, then worsening symptoms could occur. Much more commonly, the symptoms from a blood clot develop suddenly. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
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If diagnosised with a blood clot in leg, can I still fly cross country?

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

Venous thrombosis: If you were diagnosed with dvt, deep venous thrombosis aka ckot in leg, the concern is clot breaking loose from leg and traveling to your lung. Once diagnosed and on treatment this risk of pulmonary embolism drops. After a week, you can air travel. Stay hydrated, wear compression devices and continue your rherapy. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
once
Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
once
Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
once
If male, schedule a prostate exam
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Are blood clots normal on a pill?

Are blood clots normal on a pill?

No: I assume that you mean to ask if it is normal to develop blood clots when taking oral contraceptive pills (ocp). The risk of developing blood clots (deep vein thrombosis, coronary artery thrombosis) is slightly increased in persosn taking ocp, however, this is not normal. The risks are particularly increased in patients with acquired or genetic clotting tendencies. ...Read more

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How do they test for blood clots in your lungs ?

How do they test for blood clots in your lungs ?

Ct scan: A ct scan of the chest is usually done with IV contrast to localize and verify if there is a blood clot in lungs. Sometimes they can do another radiological test called ventilation perfusion scan but these are less reliable. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
once
See your doctor to evaluate cause
Once
Have meds adjusted if needed
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Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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What are the tests for blood clot in leg?

Ultrasound: 1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that it might be a dvt, then you need a 2. D-dimer. A blood test is 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 do you know you have blood clot in your legs?

How do you know you have blood clot in your legs?

Clot in the leg/DVT: Deep venous thrombosis can be suspected by asymmetric swelling of legs, tenderness in the calf but confirmed by ultrasound of the extremity concerned. ...Read more

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