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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 ...Read more

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Could this be a sign of blood clots? I am on the pill now for 5 months. Monday of last week i noticed an odd ache in my left calf muscle and ankle, no over exercise or stretching to cause this. Next day same thing but the cramps a little worse so i took s

Could this be a sign of blood clots? I am on the pill now for 5 months. Monday of last week i noticed an odd ache in my left calf muscle and ankle, no over exercise or stretching to cause this. Next day same thing but the cramps a little worse so i took s

It is possible. : The pill and other oral contraceptives can increase your risk of blood clot and especially so if your are a smoker. If you have swelling in that leg compared to the other or tenderness then i would have a high suspicion for a clot. Call your doc or go to a local urgent care or emergency department. If it is getting worse do not ignore it. ...Read more

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Checklist: Treating a Sprained Ankle

Rest at beginning of injury
Once
Use ice to decrease swelling and pain
Once
Use compression such as a soft brace or bandage
Once
Keep injury elevated
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Swollen painful ankle on one side. Warm to touch. Could this be a blood clot?

Swollen painful ankle on one side. Warm to touch.  Could this be a blood clot?

Yes: Go to the er and get tested. There are a lot of other things it could be (gout, sprain, infection), but you certainly need to rule out anything life threatening like a clot. ...Read more

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Is the ankle swelling I am experiencing a blood clot or sonething else?

Is the ankle swelling I am experiencing a blood clot or sonething else?

Not likely: Isolated ankle swelling may be, among other things, a result of gout, infection, arthritis, an osteochondral defect, or an injury. Swelling from a blood clot is more classically noted in the calf. It too may result in swelling of the ankle but is not isolated to the ankle. ...Read more

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Checklist: Treating a Sprained Ankle

Rest
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Ice your ankle
Once
Use compression
Once
Elevate your ankle
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Could I be having a blood clot or just ankle swelling?

Could I be having a blood clot or just ankle swelling?

Calf pain: Blood clots, known as "deep venous thrombosis " or "dvt" can occur in the calf of the leg ( one of the most common sites). Dvt's are characterized by pain , swelling and localized tenderness. Most commonly they occur after surgery, trauma , or prolonged periods of immobility ( like a long airplane flight. ...Read more

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I have a bump above my ankle, it's tender.Is it a blood clot?

I have a bump above my ankle, it's tender.Is it a blood clot?

Possible blood clot: The may be several possibilities of causes of this. It could be a ganglionic cyst which are very common. It could be a lipoma which is a benign fatty tumor or other forms of pathology. Obviously it also could be a blood clot, especially if you injured or sprained your ankle. You need to seek medical attention for this concern, including x-rays. ...Read more

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Checklist: Treating a Sprained Ankle

Ice
20 Min, Hourly for 1 day
Elevate
20 Min, Hourly for 1 day
Provide compression with a brace/wrap
12 Hrs, Daily for 1 week
See a specialist to differentiate sprain versus tear of the ligament
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