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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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Would like to have explanation of blood clots in legs signs and symptoms of pe?

Would like to have explanation of blood clots in legs signs and symptoms of pe?

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

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Blood clot in the leg. Which are the symptoms?

Blood clot in the leg. Which are the symptoms?

Blood clot Legs: Pain, redness, swelling and discoloration of leg are the symptoms and signs of blood clot in leg. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of blood clots in the legs or higher?

What are symptoms of blood clots in the legs or higher?

Swelling: The most common symptom is swelling of one leg more than the other. Also, the leg can be red and very painful to touch. Sudden onset of shortness of breath can be an indication that the clot has broken free and entered into the lungs. ...Read more

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What is the main symptom of having blood clots in the legs?

What is the main symptom of having blood clots in the legs?

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

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Thinking of getting compression stockings. What are signs and symptoms of blood clots in legs?

Thinking of getting compression stockings. What are signs and symptoms of blood clots in legs?

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

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I'm afraid I have a blood clot. What are symptoms of blood clots in the calf? I gave birth 9 months ago and was on bed rest for most of my pregnancy.

DVT: The most common symptoms are pain, swelling, discoloration, pain on flexing foot upward, and the feeling of rope-like blood vessel and especially if only one foot. Some of these signs and symptoms are shared by many problems. If you have the risk, go to your doctor and be diagnosed fast, as the complication of pulmonary embolus can be devastating. ...Read more

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What are the tests for blood clots in the legs?

What are the tests for blood clots in the legs?

Ultrasound the best: 1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that you might have a dvt, then you need a: 2. D-dimer blood test to be 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 warning signs of blood clots in the legs?

Swelling: The most common symptom is swelling of one leg more than the other. Also, the leg can be red and very painful to touch. Sudden onset of shortness of breath can be an indication that the clot has broken free and entered into the lungs. ...Read more

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What's most likely signs of blood clots in the legs?

What's most likely signs of blood clots in the legs?

Swelling and pain: The most common symptoms of blood clots in the leg, otherwise known as venous thrombosis, are swelling and pain. Unfortunately, these are not very specific, & usually have other causes. A simple blood test called d-dimer can detect if you do not have a blood clot, but this test also has a lot ot false positive results. If the d-dimer is positive, the best way to rule out a clot is with ultrasound. ...Read more

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How serious a condition are blood clots in the legs?

How serious a condition are blood clots in the legs?

Can be very serious: I am assuming the blood clot in the leg is in the vein. Also known as a deep venous thrombosis (dvt). A DVT in a worse case scenario can be life threatening and/or limb threatening. Another less severe type of blood clot in the leg could be in the superficial venous thrombosis (svt). In order to better answer your question can you give me more details about the clots in the leg? ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about blood clots in the legs?

Should I be concerned about blood clots in the legs?

Possibly Serious: A blood clot in a superficial vein is not an emergency. A blood clot in a deep vein is concerning because the clot can dislodge and travel to the lungs, which can be fatal. The deep clots, also called dvt's, require monitoring by vascular surgeons who treat the clots with anticoagulation medication and possibly surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Blood clots in the legs, how can I tell? On pill and sit a lot.

Blood clots in the legs, how can I tell? On pill and sit a lot.

Pain is key, worse: When flexing/extending ankle. Is one leg larger than the other? Call your doc if so or go to urgent care. U/s next, used to require venogram now rarely if ever done. The risk is dislodged clot, piece traveling to lung causing pulmonary embolus. Can be lethal. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have blood clots in the legs, how can I tell?

How can I tell if I have blood clots in the legs, how can I tell?

Ultrasound: The classic symptoms of a blood clot in the legs are pain and swelling. It is possible, though, to have a blood clot and not know it. The best way to know for sure whether you have a blood clot or not is to have any venous ultrasound. If your are worried that you might have a blood clot, you should get it checked out right away. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are signs of blood clots in the legs?

Clots in the legs: Signs of a blood clot vary all along a continuum from no signs at all to persistent severe swelling and pain...Plus everything in between. If you have reason to believe you have a clot in your leg let your doctor know right away. He/she can order an ultrasound to sort it out for you. ...Read more

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How do you tell if you got blood clots in the legs after a flight?

How do you tell if you got blood clots in the legs after a flight?

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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Question about blood clots in the legs. Do you know you have them?

Clots in legs: Sometimes they present suddenly. Calf pain and swelling may imply clots. Swelling in one leg could indicate clots. Changes in foot or toe color may be seen. One leg feeling different in hot/cold might indicate an issue. If you are concerned you must seek immediate care. ...Read more

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Help me plan for 17hr flight. 60 female concerned with blood clots in the legs?

Help me plan for 17hr flight. 60 female concerned with blood clots in the legs?

Flight blood clots: Long flights are very problematic. Clots in the legs can be fatal and may not even present during the flight but may present a few weeks later. If you can travel business class where there is more leg room. If this is not possible then make sure you talk frequent walks, airlines also provide videos of exercises in the seat. Also but compression socks/stockings. Expect leg swelling as normal. ...Read more

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How serious are blood clots in the legs or thighs?

How serious are blood clots in the legs or thighs?

Very serious: A blood clot in the leg has the potential to break free and float up to the right side of the heart, and into one of the lungs. This is potentially fatal. The risk is a lot higher if the clot is in the deep veins of the thigh, and less if it is in the calf. Superficial vein clots are not dangerous. If you have a clot in the deep vein of the thigh, you'll need blood thinning drugs like coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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What are the signs of blood clots in the legs on doppler?

What are the signs of blood clots in the legs on doppler?

Abnormal flow: And material in the veins. See radiologyinfo. Org. ...Read more

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Blood clots in the legs, how can I prevent?

Stay active: Inactivity is a major risk factor for blood clots in the legs. Also, recent surgery, especially any kind that will make you immobile for a while is a common cause. Usually, surgeons will give medicine to prevent a clot, like heparin. Certain medicines like estrogen in birth control pills also can cause clots. If going on a trip, make sure to get up every hour or so and move the legs. ...Read more

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Can vitamins stop blood clots in the legs?

Can vitamins stop blood clots in the legs?

Uncertain: I am unaware of any vitamins that are as potent as meds such as aspirin, Coumadin (warfarin) or plavix. However, there is data showing that supplements such as fish oil, vitamin e, and vitamin c have some blood thinning properties. Regardless, addressing the reason for blood clots in the legs is very important. Dealing with weight, immobility, and inflammation in the blood vessels is crucial for prevention. ...Read more

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Can aspirin dissolve blood clots in the legs?

Can aspirin dissolve blood clots in the legs?

No: Aspirin can inhibit coagulation of blood in the legs, but once a clot forms it will not dissolve the clot. At that point "blood thinners" are the treatment. ...Read more

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Can tight jobst or other stockings cause blood clots in the legs?

Maybe: Usually, support stockings are used to treat those with blood clots, but if they are not fitted correctly, they can cause problems. I have seen, once, where someone had a stocking that bunched up just under his knee, and he developed a blood clot right there. This is pretty unusual, though. ...Read more

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Are there vitamins that will prevent or cure blood clots in the legs?

No: There are no vitamins or natural therapeutics that will prevent or cure blood clots. Dvt's or blood clots in the leg are a serious condition and could lead to death if improperly treated. The only medications that help are the blood thinners like Coumadin (warfarin) and Lovenox (enoxaparin) (low molecular weight heparin). ...Read more