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Can I exercise with blood clots in my leg?

Can I exercise with blood clots in my leg?

Check with your MD: Generally yes, but each patient should get clearance from the treating physician. It depends on a few things-- how long the clots have been treated, how large the clots are, where they are located, and what your other medical problems are. ...Read more

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I don't exercise I basically sit all day on my phone. Now I'm scares that I have blood clots in my leg. Can you feel blood clots, & how can u tell?

I don't exercise I basically sit all day on my phone. Now I'm scares that I have blood clots in my leg. Can you feel blood clots, & how can u tell?

Doppler test is: A way to determine if you have blood clots. Please see your doc who will determine if you need that test or not. If not, maybe your anxiety is manifesting in fears about you health. This is fairly common and very treatable by a mental health professional. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org for some self-help also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I don't exercise like I should. How to avoid getting blood clots in legs?

I don't exercise like I should. How to avoid getting blood clots in legs?

You don't have to: Exercise (to prevent blood clots) but at least make the effort to get up and about, every hour. You can also utilize seated calf raises to help pump blood out of your legs. ...Read more

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I have a blood clots in my lung and calf of my leg. Am I not allowed to exercise so not to shift the clots upwards?

I have a blood clots in my lung and calf of my leg. Am I not allowed to exercise so not to shift the clots upwards?

Only temporarily: In the short term, it is advisable to avoid strenous activity in an effort to prevent movement of the clots. Generally, after you have been on appropriate blood thinners for a reasonable amount of time, your doctor will clear you to participate in normal levels of activity. In fact, as you recover, activity can help reduce your risk of developing swelling in your legs. ...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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What to do for blood clots in my leg?

What to do for blood clots in my leg?

This is a medical: Emergency and you should go straight to the er. ...Read more

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What can I take (besides warfarin) to get rid of blood clots in my leg?

What can I take (besides warfarin) to get rid of blood clots in my leg?

Rid of clots: Your body gets rid of blood clots with antithrombotic factors in your blood. While the clots are being broken down, you must take medication to prevent clots from growing. Warfarin alternatives are apixaban and riveroxaban. Their drawback is they are not as easily reversed if a bleeding problem occurs. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I take other than warfarin to get rid of my blood clots in my leg?

Please tell me what can I take other than warfarin to get rid of my blood clots in my leg?

Anticoagulants: We have both IV and oral anticoagulants. Your doctor can discuss with you which one (s) are appropriate for you. Warfarin has the longest track record. Some new ones are on the market and being marketed heavily. ...Read more

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Blood clots in my leg and lung. So. With Coumadin (warfarin) being given. What procedures can be done to fix the one in my leg? Or lung?

Blood clots in my leg and lung. So. With Coumadin (warfarin) being given. What procedures can be done to fix the one in my leg? Or lung?

Anticoagulation: Anticoagulation with the Coumadin (warfarin) for 3-6 months is pretty much your best bet for treatment of those clots. I am guessing you were in the hospital at first and had overlapping injections for several days as well? Sometimes an inferior vena cava filter will be placed when there is some contraindication for anticoagulation, but other than that procedures aren't typically pursued. ...Read more

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I am on warfarin for blood clots in my leg. Diagnosed 3 weeks ago. I am also on benicar. My BP is 140/90, is this a problem? I had a pe in january of 2010, was put on warfarin for 6 months. They believe it was the birth control pills and immediately stop

I am on warfarin for blood clots in my leg. Diagnosed 3 weeks ago. I am also on benicar. My BP is 140/90, is this a problem? I had a pe in january of 2010, was put on warfarin for 6 months. They believe it was the birth control pills and immediately stop

Family history?: Birth control pills do increase your risk for developing a blood clot, but they don't increase that risk as much as pregnancy does. There are also clotting problems that can run in the family. You should ask your doctor about being testing for a familial reason to develop clots, and you should definitely be using another method of birth control to prevent pregnancy while you're on warfarin. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots in the leg?

What causes blood clots in the leg?

Long list of causes: There are a lot of possible causes and risk factors of blood clots in the legs. Here are some:
- long periods of sitting
- prolonged bed rest
- inherited clotting diseases
- any kind of injury or trauma
- cancer
- smoking
- obesity or overweight
- family history of blood clots
- blood draws or catheters in veins, including pacemakers
- birth control pills
- congestive heart failure
- ibd. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots in the leg?

What causes blood clots in the leg?

Many causes: Heredity, hormones, pregnancy, malignancies, trauma and certain blood clotting disorders are the most common causes of blood clots in the legs. ...Read more

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What are the signs of blood clots in the leg?

Swelling and redness: Some people with blood clots in leg have no symptoms. Some common symptoms are a dull ache, redness, warmth, and swelling. If you have questions, see your doctor. Blood clots in this area can move up the leg and cause other complications. ...Read more

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How to know if you have blood clots in your leg?

How to know if you have blood clots in your leg?

Ultrasound: Venous ultrasound is diagnostic for blood clot in your leg. ...Read more

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What do you do if you have blood clots in the leg?

What do you do if you have blood clots in the leg?

Get help Immediately: This is a dangerous situation which needs immediate care. You will need bed rest, Heparin followed up with oral anti-coagulant medications. How do you know you have blood clots? Was it diagnosed by a physician? ...Read more

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Why same peaple are more prone to getting blood clots in the leg?

Why same peaple are more prone to getting blood clots in the leg?

Multiple factors: Blood clots form when flow of blood is abnormal, lining of blood vessels is damaged and blood becomes easily clottable. Some of these factors are inherited, other are acquired. Among the acquired factors, the important ones are obesity, smoking, birth control pills and lack of activity. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what it feels like when you have blood clots in your leg?

Pain and swelling: Usually you will feel leg swelling and/or pain (could be very painful). Rarely no symptoms or just swelling. ...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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How come blood clots usually happen in the legs?

How come blood clots usually happen in the legs?

Clots: Clots may occur in any vessels that have damage to the wall, slowed or impaired blood flow and other clot promoting features. The legs are just more prone to these factors. The length of the blood path and the degree of redundancy of the return pathways makes for slow flow, and the tendency to varicosity further sets up conditions for clotting. Our sedentary habits further make the legs high risk. ...Read more

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What are some signs of having blood clots in legs?

What are some signs of having blood clots in legs?

Swelling: The most common is swelling but pain and discomfort can also be a sign of dvt. The most important thing to remember is that if you have any concerns about having a DVT then you should have an ultrasound. ...Read more

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What is blood clots in your legs look and feel like?

What is blood clots in your legs look and feel like?

Blood clots: A clot in the leg, or dvt, would have signs including redness, swelling and pain in the extremity. The pain would be reproduced with calf compression. If you believe you may be suffering from a clot, you should be evaluated asap. ...Read more

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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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I'm wondering how serious are blood clots in your legs?

I'm wondering how serious are blood clots in your legs?

Leg clots: That is a difficult question to answer. Many times clots in your legs are treated and they go away without a problem and at other times they may lead to severe swelling that persists or the clot may even move somewhere like into the lungs. Each case has to be evaluated based on the facts of that case to determine exactly how serious it is. ...Read more

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

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 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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What is the risks of blood clots in ones leg and lung?

It depends: William, that depends on several factors. First, do you have any risk factors for blood clots? This includes recent hospitalization or surgery, recent travel, or prolonged sitting (like a truck driver). Second, do you have any family history of blood clots? Finally, do you have any symptoms? (leg pain or swelling, chest pain, shortness of breath). If the answer to all is no, then pretty low. ...Read more

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How deadly are blood clots in your leg?

How deadly are blood clots in your leg?

In your leg: The clot is not deadly if it remains in your leg. The problem comes when part of it breaks off and travels up the superior vena cava into the right side of the heart and it is then squirted out into the pulmonary veins where it gets stuck. That is a pulmonary embolus. The PE is dangerous and can be life threatening ...Read more

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What can be done for blood clots in my right leg?

What can be done for blood clots in my right leg?

Thin the blood: Anticoagulation is the mainstay of therapy. This usually begins as an injectable Heparin or an IV drip. Patients are then transitioned over to coumadin (warfarin). Compression hose also are a useful adjunct to reduce symptoms. Very few patients require a blood clot removal or ivc filter placement. However, they may be indicated in patients with severe proximal disease or who fail anticoagulation. ...Read more

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What blood disorder causes blood clots in the leg over and over again?

What blood disorder causes blood clots in the leg over and over again?

Blood clots: No of diseases can increase risk of blood clot. Some of them are genetic such as factor v leiden mutation, prothrombin gene mutation, protein c, s, at 3 deficiency, high homocysteine, mthfr mutation, anti phospholipid syndrome, pnh etc. Some acquired like after surgery, use of ocp, trauma, long distance travelling, smoking, pregnancy and certain cancers esp pancreatic, brain, stomach etc. ...Read more

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When you get blood clots in the leg, what are the chances they'll kill you?

Certainly can: Clots in the legs will not kill you. When they move to your lungs however they certainly can. ...Read more

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How do you treat the complications resulting from blood clots in the leg and kidney?

How do you treat the complications resulting from blood clots in the leg and kidney?

Anti-coagulants: These help your body's natural clot dissolving mechanisms work more efficiently, and they reduce the formation of additional clots. ...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