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Doctor insights on: Blood Clot In Muscle In Leg

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Is it true that most of the general adult population have leg blood clots and that they are present in various depths within muscle tissue?

Is it true that most of the general adult population have leg blood clots and that they are present in various depths within muscle tissue?

Blood clots: No it is not true that most of the adult populations have leg clots. These clots typically occur in the veins and not in the muscle tissue. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What distinguishes a blood clot in the leg from a pulled muscle?

What distinguishes a blood clot in the leg from a pulled muscle?

Get a Dr. to examine: First, have a dr. Examine you, and usually that is all you would need. Definative proof would obtained by getting a vascular study such as a venous duplex doppler study. ...Read more

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I am having pain in my left upper leg. It feels like i pulled a muscle. Could this be a blood clot?

I am having pain in my left upper leg. It feels like i pulled a muscle. Could this be a blood clot?

Unlikely: No one can rule out a blood clot based on this brief history alone, but the majority of blood clots cause pain in the lower leg, particularly the calf region. Signs include swelling, redness, increased warmth, fever and distention of the veins. Risk factors include recent trauma or surgery, prolonged immobilization, recent lengthy travel, smoking, use of birth control pills and + family history. ...Read more

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Can a blood clot in the leg cause involuntary muscle movements in the leg and ankle pain?

Can a blood clot in the leg cause involuntary muscle movements in the leg and ankle pain?

It's possible: As poor venous outflow from the muscles in the lower(distal) leg due to a blood clot(DVT) could lead to spasms, but it's not the most common symptom. The swelling often associated can lead to ankle pain. ...Read more

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Leg feels heavy,muscle spasms,hurts from toes to buttocks,possible bursitis in knee,Can sciatica cause all this or could it be a blood clot?

Leg feels heavy,muscle spasms,hurts from toes to buttocks,possible bursitis in knee,Can sciatica cause all this or could it be a blood clot?

Not likely: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. If you are overweight it is imperative that you lose weight through diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Brief pains in calf and thigh, dr things pulled muscle. Worried about blood clot now short of breath. Would leg be swelling? No swelling or redness.

Brief pains in calf and thigh, dr things pulled muscle. Worried about blood clot now short of breath. Would leg be swelling? No swelling or redness.

Get to er: Leg pains accompanied by shortness of breath is a pulmonary embolism until proven otherwise. Typically preceeded by a clot in the leg. Redness and swelling may occur. However if the clots are higher up in the pelvis the redness and swelling may not be apparent. Pts with hypercoagulable states are prone to spontaneous clotting and need lifelong blood thinners. Need a ct scan of chest in ER asap ...Read more

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Calf pain in isolated area right leg. 19 year old, Male, Skinny. Blood Clot? or Muscle strain? Did masturbate earlier in the day, unsure if related.

Calf pain in isolated area right leg. 19 year old, Male, Skinny. Blood Clot? or Muscle strain? Did masturbate earlier in the day, unsure if related.

Tough to say: Statistically, it would be a muscle strain/sprain, but without a proper exam you can not know if it is something more serious like a blood clot. Masturbating would most likely have nothing to do with it. ...Read more

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Tightness in back of calf muscle and knee on right leg. Sometimes left. On anti-inflamitories and birth control. Could it be a blood clot. No swelling?

Tightness in back of calf muscle and knee on right leg. Sometimes left. On anti-inflamitories and birth control. Could it be a blood clot. No swelling?

Less likely: Blood clots are usually associated with some degree of swelling due to blood pooling caused by the clotted vein.
Also, bilateral venous clotting is highly doubtful, so i'd look for another plausible explanation. ...Read more

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Lower leg pain, lot of pain when i sit and stand, foot feels like its going to sleep, had a bad muscle cramp a week ago it has hurt since then, could it be a blood clot?

If : If you have calf pain go to your doctor right away to evaluate for deep venous thrombosis. Blood clots in your legs can go to your lungs and could be lethal. Once that is cleared further work up is likely needed to evaluate the condition and establish diagnosis. The problem may be a radiculopathy, peripherovascular insufficiency or local joint or tendon problem. An examination ir required to make determinations in your case. ...Read more

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Swollen calf muscle, does this mean blood clot?

Swollen calf muscle, does this mean blood clot?

Not necessarily: Though you should see your primary care physician just in case! ...Read more

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Can a severely torn calf muscle cause a blood clot?

Can a severely torn calf muscle cause a blood clot?

Yes it's possible!: It's possible that swelling from the injury causing obstruction to venous flow (coupled with immobility of the leg due to injury) can both lead to clot formation. The problem is that swelling at the calf and below would be expected from injury alone. Blood clot below the knee is less worrisome, but if it spreads higher, then treatment would be warranted. Ultrasound would be best for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Achy & pinching pain in calf muscle that comes & goes. Feels good when I stretch it out. Is it a blood clot?

Achy & pinching pain in calf muscle that comes & goes. Feels good when I stretch it out. Is it a blood clot?

Doubtful: Classic findings with blood clot is increased pain and tenderness with stretching of the calf muscle. If the stretching of the gastrocnemius and solieus muscles improves the discomfort than that would be evidence against a blood clot ...Read more

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How can i distinguish between my very recent injury of a severely torn calf muscle and the possibility of a blood clot?

How can i distinguish between my very recent injury of a severely torn calf muscle and the possibility of a blood clot?

You go to : He ER where they may take a venous duplex (ultrasound) or take blood and do a d-dimer test. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood clot or pulled muscle in right calf?

What to do if I have blood clot or pulled muscle in right calf?

Big difference: Between the two, blood clot needs immediate attention and warrants an ER visit if this is suspected, pulled muscle can use rest, ice or heat, stretching, etc....
They are completely two different entities, blot clot can kill you, a muscle strain is just that a strain. ...Read more

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Blood clot or pulled muscle in right calf, what do you recommend?

Blood clot or pulled muscle in right calf, what do you recommend?

Ultraound exam: A duplex ultrasound examination, done by an accreditated lab, and performed by a certified tech will show the difference between a clot and muscle tissue damage in the legs. ...Read more

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My left anterior thigh muscle feels more defined than right. I had negative ultrasound last year. Is this normal? Or indicative of a blood clot?

My left anterior thigh muscle feels more defined than right. I had negative ultrasound last year. Is this normal? Or indicative of a blood clot?

See details: I negative ultrasound makes a clot unlikely. Modest differences is thigh size is common but a significant different is not. An MRI of the thigh make help, . ...Read more

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I am getting aches in my calf muscles I am concerned with Pvd or PAD or a blood clot. It has now made my anxiety worse today?

I am getting aches in my calf muscles I am concerned with Pvd or PAD or a blood clot. It has now made my anxiety worse today?

Best to consultt. : Blood clots can have very serious cosequences. If you are worried about that, you have to consult with your gp and he/she will send you for a special kind of sonar to diagnose/exclude blood clots. ...Read more

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My dad is 50 and he has a stiff/tight pain behind his knee. No pain, not hot. he goes to the gym a lot. Blood clot or muscle? Help

My dad is 50 and he has a stiff/tight pain behind his knee. No pain, not hot. 
he goes to the gym a lot. Blood clot or muscle? Help

Synovial cyst: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining your father, however, clot or muscle problems are unlikely. He may have an early synovial cyst, also called Baker's cyst. He may wish to consult a doctor at his convenience.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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I have muscle like pain behind my knee right above the knee area- didn't do anything to it - should I be worried about blood clot- no redness/swelling

I have muscle like pain behind my knee right above the knee area- didn't do anything to it - should I be worried about blood clot- no redness/swelling

Unlikely a clot : This does not sound like a clot to me but if you are concerned you should certainly see a doctor for evaluation
lupus can increase the risk of clots. ...Read more

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Point in the back of my thigh hurts when I sit down. Bruise, muscle related or blood clot? Not when pressed just when I sit.

Point in the back of my thigh hurts when I sit down. Bruise, muscle related or blood clot? Not when pressed just when I sit.

See below: Do you recall hurting this area? It could be a bruise or muscle spasm. See your physician to get an accurate diagnosis ...Read more

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