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What can cause a blood clot in leg?

What can cause a blood clot in leg?

Immobility: Ie with a flight or long car ride, or immobilization . Could also be due to your genetics and a clotting problem. ...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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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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What are symptoms of blood clot in leg?

Pain and swelling: Commonly, blood clots cause pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms. Ultrasound is the only way to know for sure. ...Read more

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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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Can a blood test detect blood clots in legs?

Can a blood test detect blood clots in legs?

More useful to : Exclude clots. A blood test may be done as a screening test to check for clots, not specifically in the legs. These tests, if negative are useful in excluding blood clots, but positive results have many false positives. ...Read more

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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

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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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Could a ruptured ovarian cyst caused blood clot in leg (dvt)?

Not usually: Immobilization, cancer, trauma and coagulation disorders are the most common causes of dvt. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Blood Clot In The Legs (Definition)

Deep vein thrombosis is a condition in which a blood clot forms in a deep vein in the body, often in the legs. It can occur if a person stays still for a long time, and may either occur without any symptoms or may result in leg ...Read more