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Can a damaged nerve in my spine, damaged by a blood clot post op, be fixed to stop the severe pain levels. 20 yrs ago, in wheelchair now, 52 yes old?

Can a damaged nerve in my spine, damaged by a blood clot post op, be fixed to stop the severe pain levels. 20 yrs ago, 
in wheelchair now, 52 yes old?

Dorsal column stimulation: Have you looked into a dorsal column stimulator? In my opinion, is the most reliable, efficient and successful way to treat chronic nerve related pain, especially if it comes from spinal cord related injury. I would consult the pain specialist concerning this. ...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


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I was on bc for a few years got off no blood clots, going back, should I worry about blood clots since I didn't have any before when I was in it?

I was on bc for a few years got off no blood clots, going back, should I worry about blood clots since I didn't have any before when I was in it?

Not necessarily: Remember, all birth control that contains estrogen has the ability to cause blood clots. This is a lot less likely if you didn't have an issue before. If you smoke, STOP because once you reach a certain age you cannot take birth control pills while smoking because of the risk of blood clots. ...Read more

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I had an undetected blood clot in my calf and it went away but my calf is now bigger than the other one. Will it go back to normal size? Suggestions?

Get evaluated: This may be swelling from a vein obstructed by scar tissue where the thrombus was. This is familiar. Your physician can help you address this. ...Read more

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Can blood clots be in the back of the thigh?

Can blood clots be in the back of the thigh?

Yes, a clot: could potentially form anywhere there is a vascular structure. However, certain locations of clot are more common and/or clinically relevant than others. ...Read more

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Pain in lowet leg goes away then come back blood clot or no?

Pain in lowet leg goes away then come back blood clot or no?

Only way to: Know for sure is with a test called venous duplex doppler ultrasound. If you do have a clot, it can break off and travel to lungs, a condition called pulmonary embolism. This is a serious condition, could be fatal. Treatment is immediate anticoagulation, so get to a doctor if there is any question of blood clot, or deep vein thrombophlebitis. ...Read more

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I had a back massage from a friend and I read that can lead to blood clot. Now I feel like I cant breathe. I suffer from hypochondria?

I had a back massage from a friend and I read that can lead to blood clot. Now I feel like I cant breathe. I suffer from hypochondria?

Counseling: Back massage does not cause clots. You should get counseling about your hypochondria.
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Practice safe sex.
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Last year i had a blood clot in my upper thigh now gone but now that pain is back again could I have another blood clot the same area ?

Last year i had a blood clot in my upper thigh now gone but now that pain is back again could I have another blood clot the same area ?

Possibly: See your doctor and have another ultrasound done. If there is another clot, you need to be evaluated to make sure your blood does not clot abnormally fast. ...Read more

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Will my blood go back to normal after long term heavy use of aspirin. I'm worried about blood clots forming but I believe the aspirin is hurting me ?

Will my blood go back to normal after long term heavy use of aspirin. I'm worried about blood clots forming but I believe the aspirin is hurting me ?

Yes: Aspirin impairs the ability of platelets (clotting cells) to bunch together and form clots. The effect aspirin has on each platelet is permanent, but a platelet only lasts for about 10 days before it dies and is replaced by a new one. After stopping aspirin therapy, any affected platelets will be gone within a month at most, more likely 2-3 weeks, and the replacements should be normal. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing some discomfort in the back lower part of my head.It feels really weird.What is that? Do I have a tumor or a forming blood clot?

I've been experiencing some discomfort in the back lower part of my head.It feels really weird.What is that? Do I have a tumor or a forming blood clot?

Hard to tell: Although it is probably not emergent, there can be a pathology contributing to the sensation you describe. I would make an appointment with your doctor so they can rule some possibilities like tumor, muscle pain, infection, etc.
A blood clot that moves to the brain is a medical emergency. If you suddenly feel one-sided body weakness, cannot smile or speak, that is your cue to get to the er! ...Read more

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Pain in back of calf close to back of knee could it be a blood clot?.

Pain in back of calf close to back of knee could it be a blood clot?.

Ultrasound: A thorough duplex scan of the legs, done by a certified tech, will distinguish between a blood clot and other conditions. ...Read more

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Can blood clots in the leg come back after being treated with heprin?

Can blood clots in the leg come back after being treated with heprin?

Yes: Having a previous DVT increases the risk of recurrent DVT after you stop blood thinners. In unusual situations patient can develop new clots while on blood thinners and that is rare and need a physician evaluation , you may be not fully anticoagulated or you may need an ivc filter .. Talk to you your doctor if the later happens. ...Read more

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.i started a light period on the 1st of March and it stopped the same day . this morning it started back with pain and blood clots?

.i started a light period on the 1st of March and it stopped the same day . this morning it started back with pain and blood clots?

Hormonal imbalance: What you described falls within normal variations.
Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx
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Had a cerebral stroke 2yrs back.doesnt hav physical disability.now often sudden blood clots appear on body and wipe away automatically?

Minimize stroke risk: About 7% of women ages 60-79 have an ischemic stroke, with a .2 to .5% risk of a new stroke per year. Having had a stroke or another type of blood clot does increase the risk of having another stroke. Other risk factors for persistent clots include high cholesterol, hypertension, smoking, obesity, diabetes, drug use, and lack of exercise: thankfully all of these can be treated or addressed! ...Read more

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If a motocross athlete recently had a bad crash & gets put on blood thinners for a brain veneal blood clot whats the soonest they can go back?

If a motocross athlete recently had a bad crash & gets put on blood thinners for a brain veneal blood clot whats the soonest they can go back?

Never! But 4 sure-: -not until Ur treating neurologist stops Ur anti-coagulants & gives U the OK. U will still B more apt 2 have a 2'nd episode compared 2 the general population. Next time U May not recover. ...Read more