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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