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Doctors said she had a blood clot in her lungs. What's gonna happen?

Doctors said she had a blood clot in her lungs. What's gonna happen?

Blood thinners: Clot determined by ct scan or v/q scan. Blood thinners are drugs of choice. Sometime a "ivc filter" may be placed.
Depends why she has clot. Need to scan legs with an ultra sound to determine cause. Also need to review medications if they caused clot.
Other causes may be inactivity and genetic factors. Need to review these questions with primary md. Depends if 1st clot or not. ...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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How common is it for a blood clot to be diagnosed before doctors detect an underlying cancer?

How common is it for a blood clot to be diagnosed before doctors detect an underlying cancer?

Occassionally: When a patienthas breathingproblems and a scan shows evidence of a pulmonary embolus or clot to lung, work up may show a pelvic lesion that was unsuspected. At times other forms of thrombosis can be due to a tail of pancreas cancer unsuspected until work up defines it. On most other occussions the clot occurs after management of a known malignancy ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a blood clot or a pinched nerve?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a blood clot or a pinched nerve?

Generally you can't: Unless you have a fever or swollen limb which may suggest a clot more than sciatica otherwise not very specific. I would suggest ruling out the clot first and then workup the sciatica issue afterwards. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me how often should I get an ultrasound to check for blood clots?

Doctors can you tell me how often should I get an ultrasound to check for blood clots?

Need more info: The history that you give to your doctor of yourself and other family members may dictate the answer. You have not given enough information to be able to answer your question. Sorry. ...Read more

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How do you check and see if you have a blood clot in your leg (calf)? Thank you doctors!

How do you check and see if you have a blood clot in your leg (calf)? Thank you doctors!

Venous ultrasound: See your doctor for an evaluation and the can order an ultrasound if they feel it is warranted. ...Read more

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What blood test would a doctor order to c if a person has blood clots or c if there is something going wrong like this?

What blood test would a doctor order to c if a person has blood clots or c if there is something going wrong like this?

D-dimer: A blood test for D-dimer is a good screening test. A negative result is more useful in excluding blood clots than a positive one of concluding the presence of a clot. It also depends on the physical location of the suspected clot and imaging studies may be relevant. ...Read more

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I've been having a heavy period with blood clots of over a week, should I go to the doctors, is it something to worry about?

I've been having a heavy period with blood clots of over a week, should I go to the doctors, is it something to worry about?

Menorrhagia: If you don't normally have heavy, long, or irregular periods then this definitely needs to be checked out by your gynecologist. They will also need to see if something anatomically is wrong and to check a complete blood count and coagulation profile to make sure your blood is clotting well. ...Read more

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Good day doctor ive been bleeding for almost 2 weeks and there was also big blood clots is there any otc I can use to just stop it for now?

Good day doctor ive been bleeding for almost 2 weeks and there was also big blood clots is there any otc I can use to just stop it for now?

Don't do that: If you are bleeding for 2 weeks, you should see a doctor, self-medicate is dangerous in your case, there is nothing OTC good for your condition because can be a lot of thing that can cause that bleeding ...Read more

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Why would a doctor wait to remove a large blood clot in the leg?

Depends on details: Many blood clots do not need to be removed. Thrombophlebitis, a condition whereby blood clots form in the veins under the skin (but not in the deep veins) will often get better with warm compression and non-steroidal medications like advil (ibuprofen). Other blood clots in deeper veins, known as dvt, can be treated with blood thinners. There are a few cases where a clot needs removal--these are more rare. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does a blood clot in your leg/ankle feel like?

Hello doctors, what does a blood clot in your leg/ankle feel like?

See below: You may feel a knot or cord in the back of the leg, the leg will feel colder, there will be pain when you squeeze the calf or surrounding area. ...Read more

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What should I ask doctor for with signs of a blood clot in the leg?

Duplex ultrasound: This is a non-invasive test to help determine if there is a clot. ...Read more

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The doctor says I have lots of blood clots. Is this dangerous? How do I get rid of them?

The doctor says I have lots of blood clots. Is this dangerous? How do I get rid of them?

Need more info: Where are the blood clots? Why might have the doctor said that? Do you have any symptoms? May I suggest that you see a different doctor. ...Read more

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I am worried about blood clots. I have minor pain in my left calf. Should I consult a doctor?

I am worried about blood clots. I have minor pain in my left calf. Should I consult a doctor?

Yes: When u think about blood clots then u will always b thinking about them, ; the only way 2 get an answer is 2 consult ur pcp ; b sure. Especially if there is a family history of them. 4 peace of mind, get in ; have it looked at. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a condition in which a blood clot obstructs a blood vessel?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a condition in which a blood clot obstructs a blood vessel?

Several conditions: A blood clot that blocks a deep vein in your body is called a deep venous thrombosis and depending on where it occurs can put you at risk for a pulmonary embolus which is a blood clot that blocks a pulmonary artery. This can result in death
a blood clot that blocks an artery in your brain causes a thrombotic stroke
a blood clot that blocks an artery in the heart causes a heart attack. ...Read more

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If someone comes to the ER unconscious and they have a blood clot somewhere how do the doctors find it?

CT Scan with IV: To rule out for a blood clot in the brain, chest or pelvis, it would be a CT Scan with IV contrast to further evaluate the vessels for blood clot. ...Read more

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Hi have friboads came on a period an found a blood clot do I need to see a doctor can u tell me if this is bad?

Hi have friboads came on a period an found a blood clot do I need to see a doctor can u tell me if this is bad?

Common: It is common for women in their 40's to pass some clots with their periods. Unless you are having other symptoms it is not necessary to do any thing. If your periods become very long or heavy then you need to be seen. The good news is fibroids shrink after menopause and the average age for last menstrual period I this country is now 51 1/2. ...Read more

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I had blood clot in leg to pelwis. Still have the pain in my leg after 1 month, doctor told me I will olways have pain, will my pain ever go away?

I had blood clot in leg to pelwis. Still have the pain in my leg after 1 month, doctor told me I will olways have pain, will my pain ever go away?

Possibly: Female 1 month post-leg "blood clot" told pain is for "always". The doctor's prediction is presumptive; only Mother Nature knows what will happen. Soft tissue disorders & pain generation therein change over time. Progressively increasing walking, swimming, Physical Therapy, Myofascial Therapy, massage, Acupuncture, smoking cessation, & weight loss if overweight might ameliorate the discomfort. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, I got a problem since 3 days. First I had like diahorrea for three days then after I got little blood clot on wipes from anus, n now there i?

Hi doctor, I got a problem since 3 days. First I had like diahorrea for three days then after I got little blood clot on wipes from anus, n now there i?

Irritation...: From the diarrhea & the repeated wiping can cause a sore or a fissure (a break in the skin) and, just like any skin injury, it can bleed. That said, if the bleeding doesn't go away soon, if the diarrhea recurs, or if you have dark stools, please see a doctor. There are many possible causes of rectal bleeding, some serious, some not, but a doctor needs to evaluate this. Helpful? ...Read more

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Two years before I have blood clot in urine only for 4days, so I haden't gone to doctor. Now 2years spent I have everything okay. Should I go to doctor.

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My grandmother has a blood clot and won't go to the doctor, should we be concerned? Hello, my grandmother had a blood clot that traveled to her lungs in 2002. Yesterday she discovered that she is having the same symptoms and therefore thinks that she has

My grandmother has a blood clot and won't go to the doctor, should we be concerned? Hello, my grandmother had a blood clot that traveled to her lungs in 2002. Yesterday she discovered that she is having the same symptoms and therefore thinks that she has

I: I agree with the previous author: a blood clot in the leg, especially in someone who has already had a pulmonary embolism, is something that needs urgent treatment. High doses of Aspirin will not give the same protection as true blood thinners, and could very well cause an ulcer.

I understand that your grandmother does not want to take coumadin (warfarin). There is a new drug now available that offers similar protection without the need for regular blood tests. It's called pradaxa, and she should ask her doctor about it.

Another option would be to place a device in the vein that drains the legs that would capture any clots that are on their way to the lungs. That device is called a vena cava filter and, while not a cure for clots, can significantly reduce the risk of the worst complication (death by pulmonary embolism). ...Read more

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Why did me doctor presribe a compression sock for a blood clot in my leg?

Why did me doctor presribe a compression sock for a blood clot in my leg?

Stocking: One of the risk factors for a DVT is stasis or
pooling of the blood. Compression stockings reduce this and thus decrease tthe risk of dvt. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with blood clot in lung?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with blood clot in lung?

In certain settings: In primary care clinic, sometimes. In emergency room or intensive care unit, can be fairly frequently. ...Read more

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Can several blood clots in the lung be dangerous or do doctors leave them there?

Can several blood clots in the lung be dangerous or do doctors leave them there?

Can be deadly: The size of the clot dictates how dangerous it is. Very very tiny emboli may not have much clinical consequence, unless it happens frequently. A large embolus that blocks large amounts of flow to the lung can cause symptoms including shortness of breath and even cardiac arrest. Unexpected shortness of breath should always be considered an emergency and evaluated by a doctor right away! ...Read more

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Do doctors know of jeans out there made for people who have had blood clots in their legs?

Not that I know of: As far as I know, there are no jeans made specifically for people who have had blood clots in their legs. ...Read more

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I have a extremely swollen leg, doctors have ruled out blood clots what else could this be! Can it be superficial blood clots?

I have a extremely swollen leg, doctors have ruled out blood clots what else could this be! Can it be superficial blood clots?

Multiple: Factors can cause leg swelling or edema. If one sided, it is caused by poor circulation in regional veins such as venous insufficiency or by swollen lymph nodes in the groin. If both legs have swelling, more causes are possible such as heart failure, pulmonary disease, thyroid disorders (myxedema). Please schedule a thorough exam with your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Is quetiapine safe? Doc gave me for insomnia, I'm hesitant to taking cause read risk of blood clot, does benefit outweigh risk in my case?

Is quetiapine safe? Doc gave me for insomnia, I'm hesitant to taking cause read risk of blood clot, does benefit outweigh risk in my case?

Generally safe: But, why do you have insomnia at 18 is a more important question. From your other meds, I infer you're being treated for depression +\- anxiety.
Maximizing your sertraline may be the first step. If you're dealing with bipolar disorder, quetiapine can be a helpful mood stabilizer and augmentation to the antidepressant. I'd probably look to move you away from diazepam as it an interfere with memory ...Read more