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I have sore bruise halfway across the back of my knee. I noticed it yesterday after feeling sore pain. I did not injury it. Could this be a blood clot?

I have sore bruise halfway across the back of my knee. I noticed it yesterday after feeling sore pain. I did not injury it. Could this be a blood clot?

Blood clot?: doubtful. Have you been traveling? need more history to guide you. Perform a virtual consult to get more information and be able to help you. ...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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If I developed a blood clot after knee surgery am I now at risk for future problems?

If I developed a blood clot after knee surgery am I now at risk for future problems?

Yes: You can have post blood clot leg swelling that can become chronic. It is recommended that you wear compression stocking to help direct the flow to the deep venous system. You theoretically are at higher risk for subsequent clots in the future with leg surgery. ...Read more

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Had a fall with moped. Blood clot in knee and shin with swelling and pain. What should I do. Dr. far away in the city. Anything serious. Reply soon...

Had a fall with moped. Blood clot in knee and shin with swelling and pain. What should I do. Dr. far away in the city. Anything serious. Reply soon...

Concerned: You state that you have a blood clot in your knee and shin. How did you come to this conclusion? If you are correct, your concern should be at the blood clot either gets bigger or breaks off. It could move into the lung and cause difficulty breathing or worse. Have you been coughing up any blood? Are you having any difficulty breathing? Please get this examined by a doctor, simple ultrasound and bloodwork can determine the proper treatment ...Read more

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How to differentiate calf pain from overuse vs blood clot after knee arthroscopy? Calf hurts more than knee when weight bearing. Not red or warm.

How to differentiate calf pain from overuse vs blood clot after knee arthroscopy?  Calf hurts more than knee when weight bearing. Not red or warm.

Be seen : Unfortunately, there is not a great way. Even a physical exam by a doctor was only about 50percent sensative and 50 percent specific in detecting a blood clot. So if you have calf pain/calf swelling after a knee scope you probably "need" a Doppler to rule out a blood clot. I would discuss directly with your doctor. ...Read more

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Ultrasound no blood clot. Swelling knee and lower to mid thigh also lower leg. Left leg only with very little pain. Feels less swollen with ibuprofen?

Ultrasound no blood clot. Swelling knee and lower to mid thigh also lower leg. Left leg only with very little pain. Feels less swollen with ibuprofen?

R/O BAKER'S CYST: Your SX are suggestive of a bakers cyst that may be leaking or potentially ruptured. You need to be examined and have an US or potentially MRI performed On the affected knee and calf. Seek prompt medical attention. Also ortho consult for steroid injection vs arthroscopic removal ...Read more

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If there's a blood clot in your knee is it constant pain?

If there's a blood clot in your knee is it constant pain?

Usually not: It is very rear to have clot in the knee joint, unless it is big clot would not bother. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a blood clot below the knee with any swelling?

Is it possible to have a blood clot below the knee with any swelling?

Yes: Swelling in the legs can come from many things, but swelling in a single leg is particularly worrisome for clot or DVT (Deep Venous Thrombosis). It can occur after still for long periods(travel), following an injury, surgery or infection, during pregnancy or can occur spontaneously. Some people have a genetic cause for blood clotting. An ultrasound can be performed by your doctor to diagnose. ...Read more

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Can you get a blood clot from compression knee high in your ankle the reason i'm asking cause I have some pain only on my right ankle?

Usually not : Usually compression stockings help prevent clots, not cause them. However, if they're tight enough, it may feel like it's cutting off circulation, or fascially restricting muscle movement. So perhaps your ankles feel this way. In any case, have it checked out by your doctor. S/he can tell right way what the problem is. Usually blod clots in the leg are swollen, hurt, and are hot or warm to touch. ...Read more

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Would xray show blood clots in the knee since my mom has effusion?

Would xray show blood clots in the knee since my mom has effusion?

See answer: Knee xrays do not characterize the veins. Ultrasound would be best to identify a lower extremity vascular thrombus (blood clot). ...Read more

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