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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.

Dr. Al Hegab
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Knee Surgery (Definition)

Knee surgery may be done for congenital, traumatic or degenerative causes. Arthroscopy is a common method for treating cartilage and ligament problems. Open surgeries are commonly performed for fractures. Knee joint replacement may be done in (usually) older individuals with knee joint arthritis that impairs their daily function and which is not ...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.

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Relative had knee surgery, now has blood clots moving through body. What should we do?

Relative had knee surgery, now has blood clots moving through body. What should we do?

Not uncommon: One of the most common complications of knee surgery (especially knee replacement) is a blot clot or dvt. It is usually treated with a blood thinner to prevent the clot from enlarging. It is a potentially dangerous problem and should be followed carefully by your physician.

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How can I end knee swelling after getting blood clots from meniscus surgery?

How can I end knee swelling after getting blood clots from meniscus surgery?

Ask the surgeon: The surgeon should have some thoughts on this matter, but be aware that swelling after surgery and/or a blood clot can be very slow to heal and in some cases is permanent.

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Mom needs knee replacement surgery but is scared about blood clots. But if they put her on blood thinners it would be impossible to get a clot right?

Mom needs knee replacement surgery but is scared about blood clots. But if they put her on blood thinners it would be impossible to get a clot right?

Nothing is ever: Impossible in medicine but to reduce the risk of blood clots post knee replacement there are a number of medications that are effective. I am certain that her surgeon is aware of and uses these regularly but discuss it with him/her pre-op to be reassured.

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Leg blood clot from sinus surgery?

Leg blood clot from sinus surgery?

Possible: A period of immobility and surgery can contribute to risk of a blood clot. Especially if surgery was more than an hour. Also if no sequential compression devices on legs during surgery. If curious, call your doc.

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If I have a blood clot in my leg, do I have to get surgery?

If I have a blood clot in my leg, do I have to get surgery?

Not typically: If this is a "dvt" or deep venous thrombosis, management usually starts with blood thinning drugs. Surgery or catheter based therapies are usually reserved only for very rare severe cases. Arterial blood clots are less frequent. If this is an arterial blood clot (arterial thromboembolism), surgery may be warranted urgently to restore blood flow to the leg.

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Why does my calf hurt after meniscus surgery and I don't have an blood clot in my leg?

Why does my calf hurt after meniscus surgery and I don't have an blood clot in my leg?

See below: If you have eliminated a clot or phlebitis as a possibility you need to have the area of injury evaluated you may not be walking evenly and this might be the cause for muscular pain in the calf.

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Who was the first person to get a blood clot removed from their leg by surgery? When did doctors start doing that?

Blood clots surgery: Great Google question. You can also go to Google books and search surgery books and review the history of such surgery.

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What are signs of blood clot after foot surgery? 4 weeks post op but feel a weird pain on back of my leg whenever standing.

What are signs of blood clot after foot surgery? 4 weeks post op but feel a weird pain on back of my leg whenever standing.

Best to remove doubt: Fortunately, blood clots after foot surgery, are not all that common. Recognizing one, unfortunately, is not always easy. The symptoms can range from a weird pain in the back of your leg to a full blown classic description. This would include swelling, color and temperature changes as well as pain. Since the danger of clots is so serious, it is best to have the leg evaluated and possibly tested.

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Can blood clots be treated? I have blood clots, one in each leg, one in my left arm now. Dr has given me injections of exnoxaparin for the next few days I have been talke Coumadin 5 sense october when they found blood clots in me after surgery.

Can blood clots be treated? I have blood clots, one in each leg, one in my left arm now. Dr has given me injections of exnoxaparin for the next few days I have been talke Coumadin 5 sense october when they found blood clots in me after surgery.

When: When they are very fresh--less than two weeks old--clots can often be dissolved or mechanically broken down using a variety of techniques. However, these approaches are usually contraindicated in a patient who has recently had surgery. With older clots, like yours, blood thinners like Coumadin (warfarin) are the usual approach. A patient who develops a lot of clots in multiple areas of the body needs to be evaluated for an abnormality in the clotting system. Have you been seen by a hematologist? If not, that would probably be an appropriate next step for you.

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What is peroneal vein in the lower leg was check for blood clot after surgery in ankle.

What is peroneal vein in the lower leg was check for blood clot after surgery in ankle.

The: The peroneal vein is one of several veins in the lower leg that are collectively referred to as "deep veins." clots can form in these veins in a variety of circumstances, including prolonged bedrest, long airline flights, trauma, or exposure to agents like birth control pills. Some people are at risk for clots because of abnormalities in their blood. If you have peroneal clots, you should be evaluated for a clotting disorder and it may be appropriate for you to take some blood thinning agents. These are issues that you should definitely discuss with your doctor.

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My son has factor v leiden, He has a blood clot in his leg and the doctors are talking about doing surgery. What kind of surgery would they do?

My son has factor v leiden, He has a blood clot in his leg and the doctors are talking about doing surgery. What kind of surgery would they do?

Blood clots -surgery: There are several possibilities here for what they may be talking about, depending on the situation. In rare instances, a blood clot may need to actually be removed. Again, this is quite uncommon but not unheard of. They may also be talking about putting a filter in one of the big blood vessels going back to his heart, so that if a bit of the clot breaks of it can't get to his heart of brain. ASK!

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My mother had hip surgery. Was doing well. Blood clot found and taken care of. Now she can no longer walk. Leg feels numb.

My mother had hip surgery. Was doing well. Blood clot found and taken care of. Now she can no longer walk. Leg feels numb.

Let's sort out: Blood clot unlikely to prevent walking now. The leg numbness could well involve peripheral nerve compression, but might wonder if she has had a stroke, or if she might possess problem in lumbar spine such as a stenosis affecting the leg. So, do the variation of possibilities it is quite helpful to now get a skillful neurologist involved.

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My left foot became swollen following shoulder surgery. I had an ultrasound of my leg to rule out a blood clot. Could I have a blood clot in the foot?

My left foot became swollen following shoulder surgery. I had an ultrasound of my leg to rule out a blood clot. Could I have a blood clot in the foot?

Blood clots could: Occur in the foot. In the cases that I have seen of clots in the foot there was always severe pain which was pinpoint to the vein the clot was in. Nevertheless, a doctors visit sounds prudent.

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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