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Blood Clot In Leg After Knee Surgery
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
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
I had arthroscopic knee surgery two mths ago ended up getting blood clots. Now my leg is starting to have seizures what would cause that?
May: Discuss with your ortho or evaluation by neurologist ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Had knee surgery and now have a rash on my back am sick to my stomach and light headed was checked today for blood clots had none can't get into see?
Allergic?: You may be allergic to meds, stop and try benedryl for rash....If no better....Er. ...Read more
Had surgery 2wks ago on knee & just noticed a lump in mid shin. Could it be a blood clot? Being sunday can't reach dr.
Could be: Have the answering service page him.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
What is frozen knee? I had 2 knee surgerys in 3 weeks...First a total knee...Then removal of blood clots I & e.G. Knee flexion at 19 degrees?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I recently had a small tumor removed off my leg, and have a blood clot at the incision. .. The surgery was done in the doctors office, when I went back to get the 4 stitches out he said I had a blood clot, so he left a small hole at the end of the incisi
Blood collection at surgical sites are common and resorb with time
they may liquefy and drain
local heating pad (do not put on high or burn yourself) may expedite. ...Read more
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 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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I just had back surgery 5 days ago can you can you detect a blood clot from the outer part of leg legs a big bruise, swollen feet have p.A.D.
No unfortunately, US: No unfortunately, a doppler ultrasound to visiualize the deep veins of the lower leg is required to rule out a blood clot in the leg (so called dvt (deep vein thrombosis) or clot. Early detection and anticoagulant therapy is the key to preventing a lethal pe (pulmanary embolus) which have killed a number of people, the reporter who developed an fatal pe after ridding in a tank all day in iraq. ...Read more
When I was younger I needed drainage for my lymph nodes on my left groin area. I was around 2 years old. When I had my son at age 28 I had a blood clot in my left leg. This year I have back surgery (spinal fusion) and my right leg is constantly swollen.
If one has fibroid removal surgery is there a possibility of them suffering from blood clots in the leg?
Any surgery, other trauma, and immobility, increase the risk of blood clots in the leg. Most hospitals use a type of sock with pneumatic compression to prevent leg clots. You can help in preventing clot formation by ambulating as soon as possible, after surgery.
Wish you good health. ...Read more
I am taking Xarelto for blood clots in my right leg after ortho surgery. They threw bilateral pulm emboli. If I needed stat surgery what happens?
70 year old with artificial artery bypass in leg & has had over 5 surgeries to remove blood clots. What can we do to save leg? Q
What do you suggest if my oldest son has factor v leiden, he has a blood clot in his leg an the doctors are talking about doing surger?
What surgery?: Surgery is not a very common solution to a blood clot in the leg. What exactly are they proposing to do and what are your concerns about that? Usually blood thinners are the answer, but occasionally there could be a recommendation for an IVC filter to prevent the clot from going to the lungs. Please ask what and re-submit question with more details... ...Read more
Should I be concerned if my oldest son has factor v leiden, he has a blood clot in his leg an the doctors are talking about doing surger?
Risk of blood clots: People who have one factor v leiden gene are at about 5 times greater risk for clot formation and those with two genes are at 50 times greater risk. Please discuss the issue with your doctors. If you have daughters, consult your doctor before they take birth control pills. ...Read more
Technically: It can. The same way if you bend a hose the water won't come out. I recently had a patient who used a knee scooter, after the second day she complained of pain and after an ultrasound she was positive for a clot. I would not recommend sitting like that for long periods of time. ...Read more
Take aspirin if I think I have a blood clot in leg dvt? Pain on inner leg just above knee, and hurts when palped. Is it safe to wait till tom for dr.
Ultrasound: Aspirin won't hurt, but it won't dissolve a thrombus (clot) if that is what you have. You should see a doctor asap and get an ultrasound. If you do have a clot and it breaks free, it could travel to you lungs and cause serious problems (pulmonary embolus). It may not be a clot after all, but I wouldn't want to take any chances. ...Read more
Prevention?: Prevention in the hospital setting consists of a sequential compression device which squeezes the calf intermittently and a shot of a blood thinner. Walking is ye best prevention, but other measures are taken depending on risks factors. Treatment for a known blood clot is thinning of the blood with medication (warfarin/coumadin). ...Read more
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