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Blood Clot In Leg Symptoms
Dvt!: Blood clots in legs can be due to obesity, trauma, sitting for a long time such as in a plane, etc the pathophysiology is due to damage to inner lining of the vein, stasis of blood, and clothing of that blood. If the blood clot breaks off it can travel top the lungs and cause block age of a vein which will prevent the exchange of oxygen and can lead to difficulty breathing and death. ...Read more
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
Few options: Swelling pain if concerned see your md need an ultrasound. ...Read more
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
Yes: Blood clots can occur at any age due to many reasons. Surgery, not moving around much after surgery, and birth control (especially if you are a smoker) increase the chances of a clot. Symptoms can include swelling, pain, heat and redness. Blood clots can be dangerous so you must seek evaluation immediately if you are having any of these symptoms. ...Read more
Swelling and pain: Symptoms are swelling and pain of the calf, foot, ankles, or any combination. These clots form in the veins and can be diagnosed by a simple ultrasound (noninvasive) testing. If you have a clot (termed deep venous thrombosis), your doctor will place youon an anticoagulant to prevent pulmonary embolisms. ...Read more
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
My left leg feels achy where as earlier I thought I was having blood clot symptoms but could I have been wrong or is it getting worse?
Two types of clot: Arterial blood clot usually causes sudden loss of pulse in the leg. It is quite painful & may be associated with pallor, paralysis, coldness, or numbness. It is more common in older patients, often with arrhythmias or irregular heart beats. Venous clots usually cause swelling and pain, although they can be entirely silent or asymptomatic. These may occur at any age, most commonly after immobility. ...Read more
Pain/swelling: If you are asking about blood clots in the veins or DVT then the presentation is with sudden onset pain and swelling in the legs, sometimes with some redness and leg become warm. In extreme cases the clots are extensive and the skin color become pale white or blue which is limb threatening. ...Read more
Go to ER: Now! This is a medical emergency. You will get examination and care needed. ...Read more
I have spine problems & spend a lot of time on my chair. Is it really possible to develop blood clots on my legs & if so, what are the symptoms?
I have a pain in my lower leg which I think may be a blood clot. I don't have any other symptoms. I smoke and take B.C. Do I need to go to the ER?
Yes: If there is pain or swelling in the leg, and you have the additional risk factors of being a smoker on oral contraceptives (I must tell you that when I was in practice, I would NOT prescribe these drugs to smokers), you may well have a deep venous thrombosis, which could cause damage and harm on its own, and can travel to the lung as a pulmonary embolus and cause severe problems and even death. ...Read more
NO: While compressions stockings help in the prevention of vein blood clots, their use typically does not hide or mask the signs and symptoms of a leg blood clots. But unfortunately many people with blood clots do not have any symptoms in their legs to let them know that the clot is there. Sometime a pulmonary embolus occurs to the lungs without any warning, even though the clot began in the leg. ...Read more
Can a doc tell if u had a blood clot after symptoms are gone? Going to doc 4 leg & chest pain 2morrow but symptoms are gone can he still tell if idid
Clot: It is unlikely a firm diagnosis can be made if the clot is gone. It can be suspected but proof would be difficult. ...Read more
Probably not: Sudden onset pain usually is associated with something like a muscle tear or cyst rupture if the pain is very localized to behind the knee, not involving the entire lower leg. However, any time there is concern about a possible blood clot, you should be checked by a health professional. ...Read more
Swelling and pain: Compression garments can help to relieve symptoms of heaviness or swelling or edema. They can help in cases of varicose veins or if you are standing for long periods. Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot in the deep veins of the leg usually in the calf and can be associated with minimal symptoms usually swelling and crampy pains. ...Read more
Experiencing symptoms of a blood clot in my leg, but have apt in 10 days to get bc Depo-Provera shot, can't that be dangerous?
Can an erection be killed by a blood clot that gets stuck after the erection manifests? If so, will other symptoms appear? Like soreness in legs, dizziness?
If I have sciatic nerve problems and my leg pain is practically all over with foot numbness, what are the odds of it being a blood clot? No symptoms.
What are the main symptoms of a blood clot in the leg? I have painful leg & I'm not sure if it's my varicose veins & spider veins. Walk 6 days a week
See your doc: If you have concerns about a blood clot of your leg, you should see your physician. Blood clots of the legs can cause pain and swelling, and discoloration. The concern with leg blood clots is that they potentially pass to your lung which can be dangerous. Your doctor may order an ultrasound of your leg veins to rule out a blood clot as the cause of your pain. Your pain may be due to varicosities. ...Read more
Why would I be getting random bruises in my legs? I workout a lot but I also smoke and am on birth control. Could these be blood clot symptoms?
Follow-up: I cannot find an reference to bruising as a result of BC pill. Must be am "old wives tale." ...Read more
Torn meniscus, week after, I have a sore calf and cramps in my calf & thigh, and my leg is swollen, is this normal? Are these symptoms of blood clot?
No normal: At your age (esp. If you have any other health issues, smoker, diabetes, blood vessel problems) and with the inactivity that comes from this injury, blood clot is on the list of things, as are others. Best to see your doctor for evaluation and if need be, ultrasound to evaluate for clot. Dr R ...Read more
Not typical: If you are smoking cigarettes, taking hormones or birth control pills, or are at risk for blood clots, see your doctor. If you have high anxiety and worry about unusual things, see your doctor to help you with your anxiety. Blood clots in general can swell, feel warm, or even throb but they do not have to have those symptoms. Swelling under the knee can be a bakers cyst. See your doctor. ...Read more
Is it possible to have blood clot for over two months with no symptoms but random calf pain every now and then and of and on. Went away but came back.
What to do if I have symptoms of a blood clot. What to do if I have terrible pain in the back of my upper left thigh.?
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I have had intermittent swelling in my right calf as well as mild pain in one specific spot in my calf. Can symptoms of a blood clot be intermittent?
It is: Possible. Especially if it doesn't cross the popliteal space (behind the knee). ...Read more
Could a painless bump on the shin be a blood clot? If so could it be linked to or a symptom of dvt?
Unlikely: A bump in the shin area could be the result of injuring oneself, or a fatty tumor. One can develop a bump from Superficial thrombopheblitis that can occur in the anterior leg, but would most likely be painful. A DVT is defined in the deep veins which occur deep in the muscles of the leg, or thigh. ...Read more
I'm worried I have a blood clot. My left thigh was tender a few days ago, and now is slightly aching? No other symptoms im 19 healthy what u think
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