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Can Cramps In The Legs Be A Sign Of A Blood Clot
Tough question!: The classic symptoms of DVT are pain and swelling of an extremity. Muscle cramps are nonspecific and may be the result of several different conditions, often quite minor. An ultrasound will rule/out clot and should be performed if there is concern about dvt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr prescribed metoprolol 50mg for fast heart rate and anxiety, a friend warned to beware of leg cramps. Can this medicine increase risk of blood clots?
What's wrong with me? Adominal bloating and ache backache sore breasts neasouse irregular periods blood clots leg cramps and swollen considpation
Abd. pain, nausea,: There are many possibilities for the cause or causes of your problem. Make an appointment to see your doctor for a complete exam to find out what is wrong. ...Read more
Keep getting leg/foot cramps. Saw Gyno and she said I don't have signs of blood clot. Should I be concerned? What else could it be?
See Internist: Is there any chance U take a diuretic? Low serum Potassium and Magnesium can cause cramps. Since you take BC pills you need a sonogram of thigh and lower leg to make sure veins are compressible. This is not something you can ignore. If no Internist have GYN send you for the proper test. Also need doctor to feel (palpate) leg arteries and make sure they are pulsing well, and check leg for edema. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do i tell the diff between a blood clot cramp and just a leg cramp? And leg is a little achy. Really nervous please help.
It is sometimes: difficult to tell the difference between the two, even for experienced clinicians. Only way to know for sure is with venous duplex. Depending on your risk factors and clinical exam, your doctor can order this test if it is appropriate. It could be something else also, such as tendon rupture or hematoma. ...Read more
Like a cramp: A blood clot on the leg, usually presents as a painful cramp in the calve. Some are symptoms are typically swelling and discoloration of the extremity. The laster two definitely tell you that a vinous doppler would be in order ASAP. A blood clot in the leg can dislodge and travel to the lungs as a pulmonary embolism and this can be life threatening. ...Read more
I had a blood clot 6 month ago, over last 2 months IV been gettin terrible pins and needle like cramp in my leg when im relaxing?
Post-thrombotic snd: The first concern is that you may have a recurrence of your clot, however more likely you now have some degree of venous insufficiency -- damage to the valves in your veins from the clot. This is easily treated by compression stockings, but you will need an ultrasound first. ...Read more
Can the nexplonan rod cause leg cramp . Clot like things to form under armpit and to pass old blood clots?
Took birth control for 4 days....woke up with leg cramp for the first time in years. Should I be worried about a blood clot?
Yes: See your MD for evaluation to make that determination or not. Oral contraceptives do have a higher incidence of blood clots when used. ...Read more
I had an ultrasound for blood clots on Friday. test came back negative. Last night while sleeping I got a sharp pain in my leg like a cramp. Is it possible that I got a blood clot over the last 6 days if I've been smoking? I'm not a regular smoker
Anything is possible: But a recent ultrasound being negative would make this very very unlikely. Blood clots in the leg cause swelling, persistent pain, especially when walking/ bearing weight. Often times there is redness and warmth affecting the leg as well. Night-time leg cramps are not associated with these clots often. Women on oral / implant contraceptives have a greater risk of blood clots while smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lately have been feeling pain on my right leg. It feels crampy and it feels harder than my left leg. Could it be a blood clot ? I've been on Depo 3yrs
Could be: Depoprovera is not typically a birth control method that is associated with blood clots as it does not contain Estrogen. It is still a good idea to have an examination of your leg to make sure that all is well. Schedule a visit for an exam. The lifetime recommendation for Depo is 5 years. Consider changing to an IUD or Implant to avoid the bone loss for long term depo use. ...Read more
I'm suffering from extremely painful menstrual cramps, blood clots, sharp pains n feet, hands, back, legs, migraine what to do?
Pain Specialist: You may need to see a pain specialist to determine whether your cramps are causing your back and leg pain or is it the blood clots? Also could you have sciatica that has gone unchecked. Same with your migraine headaches, could that be coming from your neck area? Pain is hands suggest possible neck involvement. Also you should be ruled out for a rheumatologic disorder as well. ...Read more
My right interior shin has a dull pain. I've also been experiencing random cramps in my feet. Could this be the result of a blood clot?
DVT/ Muscle Cramps: It could be. Is your leg red, hot and swollen? If that is the case, you may have DVT (deep vain thrombosis) and you need to go the ER as soon as possible. However, if you are not experiencing these symptoms, than it could be just some muscle cramps. Please visit your primary care physician and possibly a podiatrist to further evaluate.. ...Read more
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