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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 does blood clot in leg feel like?

What does blood clot in leg feel like?

It Varies: Sometimes a blood clot has no symptoms. But common symptoms are swelling in the legs, pain in the calf, heaviness in the leg. If the clot travels to your lung, you can have shortness of breath, a fast heart beat, chest pain, heaviness in the chest and this is an emergency. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of blood clot in leg?

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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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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What are signs of blood clot in leg (lower)?

What are signs of blood clot in leg (lower)?

Varies: Swelling discomfort the swelling does not improve when u elevate the leg. ...Read more

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Potential blood clot in leg.. Someone please advise me?

Potential blood clot in leg.. Someone please advise me?

See a doctor: A blood clot in a vein in the leg can travel to the lungs and threaten your life, so please see a health care professional. ...Read more

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If you have a blood clot in leg would you notice the symptoms?

If you have a blood clot in leg would you notice the symptoms?

Sometimes: About half of all DVT cases do not cause symptoms. The symptoms you feel can depend on the location and size of clot . They include swelling, tenderness, leg pain that may worsen when you walk or stand, sensation of warmth, and skin that turns red or blue. If you and your doctor are concerned a good history and ultrasound is indicated. This is a noninvasive test that will provide the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Blood clot in leg, possible for a stroke to result?

Blood clot in leg, possible for a stroke to result?

Rarely: Leg blood clots are in the veins. If the clot breaks loose it usually goes to the lungs, which is called pulmonary embolism. If you have a hole in your heart, such as an atrial septal defect or patent foramen ovale, the clot can cross into the arterial system and go to brain and cause a stroke. ...Read more

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What could cause symptoms of blood clot in leg calf?

What could cause symptoms of blood clot in leg calf?

Few options: Swelling pain if concerned see your md need an ultrasound. ...Read more

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I'm having symptoms of blood clot in leg, is it possible for a stroke?

I'm having symptoms of blood clot in leg, is it possible for a stroke?

Potentially: While it is fairly rare for clots from legs travel to the brain, it is anatomically possible if there is a "hole" between two chambers of the heart, called pfo (patent foramen ovale). Clots that travel from legs usually get stuck in the lungs. With the "hole" in the heart, they can sneak into the circulation that leads to the brain and cause stroke. It usually happens if the "hole" is large. ...Read more

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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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What is the definition or description of: Blood clot in leg?

What is the definition or description of: Blood clot in leg?

Usually venous: Most of the clots in the leg form in veins, and generally in deep venous, hence the name DVT, i.e., deep vein thrombosis. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What is the best kind of exercise after a blood clot in leg?

What is the best kind of exercise after a blood clot in leg?

Talk to your MD: The clinical judgement of the treating physician is vital in determining your level of activity. Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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If there is a blood clot in leg how bad would the pain be in leg?

If there is a blood clot in leg how bad would the pain be in leg?

Sometimes none: About half of all DVT cases do not cause symptoms. The symptoms you feel can depend on the location and size of clot . They include swelling, tenderness, leg pain that may worsen when you walk or stand, sensation of warmth, and skin that turns red or blue. If you and your doctor are concerned a good history and ultrasound is indicated. This is a noninvasive test that will provide the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am curious if diagnosised with a blood clot in leg, can I still fly?

I am curious if diagnosised with a blood clot in leg, can I still fly?

If anticoagulated: You may do anything your doctor permits when under anticoagulation. My feeling is that flying is ok, since clot formaiton (which has a higher likelihood when sitting for a long time) is being inhibited by the anticoagulation. Other doctors may feel otherwise, however, and you should check with your own medical provider. ...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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Best medication or other treatment for blood clot in leg?

Blood thinner: Depending on the clot, your doctor can prescribe a blood thinner (various kinds) vs no treatment. ...Read more