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How much risky to have blood clot in left leg due to lupus?

How much risky to have blood clot in left leg due to lupus?

All dvts are sreious: Deep vein thrombosis is always serious no matter what the cause and should be treated with anticoagulants. Dont know if you have lupus the disease or a lupus antibody which would make you more at risk of developing clots. If you have a hypercoaguable state(a tendency to form clots) you may have to stay on anticoagulants such as warfarin for your entire life. ...Read more

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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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Went into ER cause thought I had blood clot n left leg due to pain n doc looked at it felt my pulse did lil exam n said no blood clot that I was ok?

Went into ER cause thought I had blood clot n left leg due to pain n doc looked at it felt my pulse did lil exam n said no blood clot that I was ok?

May need more: It is difficult to exclude a blood clot just by exam. The approach should involve asking about risk factors (e.g. birth control pills, recent surgery, cancer) and considering a blood test called d-dimer. In some cases, a venous doppler ultrasound is also warranted. ...Read more

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What can I do to get a blood clot in my left leg fixed?

What can I do to get a blood clot in my left leg fixed?

Anticoagulation: You must see your doctor, who may refer you to a vascular specialist, and be anti-cpagulated right away. Often the clot(s) will dissolve if no new ones are allowed to form if the body is permitted to heal itself. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting blood clot in my left leg when my hemoglobin is high and my factor 5is normal?

Why do I keep getting blood clot in my left leg when my hemoglobin is high and my factor 5is normal?

A Deep Vein Clot?: If you you have been diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) more than once you may need to treated lifelong with blood thinners. Normal hemoglobin doesnt affect your risk of dvt. Factor v leiden is one one the many factors that may need to be tested to make sure that you do not have a hereditary or acquired hypercoagulable state. Another risk factor for DVT is immobility and certain surgeries. ...Read more

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I have had blood clots in my left leg, why is it oozing clear liquid?

I have had blood clots in my left leg, why is it oozing  clear liquid?

Lymphedema.: Blood clots in the leg (DVT) can lead to chronic venous insufficiency which results in the leg becoming discolored brown from the calf down, thickened and swollen. This then leads to blockage of the lymphatic channels in the leg which leads to lymphedema. This becomes a chronic condition and the swollen leg can ooze or drain this clear lymphatic fluid. You should see a vein specialist asap. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have restless leg syndrome vs a blood clot in my left leg?

Ultrasound : I'm not aware of a blood clot causing restless leg syndrome. I'm assuming that you are talking of a venous clot or dvt. You can get a simple test called a venous doppler of your legs to rule this out. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I've blood clot in my left leg, would aspirin help overcome this?

Ask your doctor: It would be best to ask you doctor since they will know what medication you are currently on. ...Read more

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Non occlusive blood clot left leg. Got in shower, slipped on shower mat, hit left shin against shower rail. Bruise and and slight bump. Dislodge possib?

Non occlusive blood clot left leg. Got in shower, slipped on shower mat, hit left shin against shower rail. Bruise and and slight bump. Dislodge possib?

Possible: Clots below the knee only usually do not cause symptoms or significant problem even if they dislodge as they are too small to cause . Some experts do not even recommend blood thinners for this kind of clots as they often dissolve on their own. You should continue full activity as normal as this hastens improvement. If you have a lot of symptoms then short course of blood thinner is seasonable.. ...Read more