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Can cramps in the legs be a sign of a blood clot?

Can cramps in the legs be a sign of a blood clot?

Possible: If in one leg - yes, if cramps are in both legs it is still possible but not likely. ...Read more

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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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Can blood clots have anything to do wtih leg cramps?

Can blood clots have anything to do wtih leg cramps?

Depends: You can have clots or occlusions of either your arteries or veins. Artery blood clot-underlying serious mediacal condition-seek treatment venous clot-legs swell and hurt-not cramps. ...Read more

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What is the difference in feeling of blood clots and leg cramps?

What is the difference in feeling of blood clots and leg cramps?

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 more

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What's wrong with me? Adominal bloating and ache backache sore breasts neasouse irregular periods blood clots leg cramps and swollen considpation

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

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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?

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

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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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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.

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

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What does a blood clot on leg feel like, like a annoying cramp?

What does a blood clot on leg feel like, like a annoying cramp?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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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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

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I'm suffering from extremely painful menstrual cramps, blood clots, sharp pains n feet, hands, back, legs, migraine what to do?

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

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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?

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