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Doctor insights on: Can You Die From A Blood Clot In Your Leg

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Is it likely that you will die from a blood clot in the legs?

Is it likely that you will die from a blood clot in the legs?

Not likely: Fortunately, it is not at all likely, as dr. Hermann said, unless some of the clot breaks off and travels. ...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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I have varicose veins. In one leg, there is a hard, hot and very painful lump. Is it a blood clot? Can I die from this?

I have varicose veins. In one leg, there is a hard, hot and very painful lump. Is it a blood clot? Can I die from this?

Yes and probably not: Sounds like superficial venous thrombphlebitis, which can spread to become deep venous thrombophlebitis, a condition which can cause pulmonary embolism and death. If you have no calf tenderness or swelling, DVT is not likely. More concerning is skin erosion, which can lead to bleeding and infection. Have your doctor look at it. ...Read more

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A blood clot in arm/chest or leg would I be able to feel it & would that mean if it reaches my heart/lungs/brain I die or can it dissolve alone ?

A blood clot in arm/chest or leg would I be able to feel it & would that mean if it reaches my heart/lungs/brain I die or can it dissolve alone ?

Well : Blood clot's are always serious. Cannot diagnosis by chat. Consult primary care doctorface-to-face promptly or go to emergency room if you're having symptoms now for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Can pain from a blood clot in your leg come and go?

Can pain from a blood clot in your leg come and go?

Usually constant: Pain is usually localised to the area related to the clot.Usually constant pain, but may vary from patient to patient as pain thresholds are variable. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a blood clot in your leg?

How do you know if you have a blood clot in your leg?

Need testing: The only way to know if you have a blood clot is to get testing by a doctor. The two most common test is a venous ultrasound of the legs or a blood test called a D-dimer test. You would need one of these to assess. Although some patients with blood clots have leg symptosm of pain & swelling, many have no immediate symptoms at all & so can be dangerous (can embolize to lungs or delayed symptoms). ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a blood clot in your leg?

How do you know if you have a blood clot in your leg?

DVT: Your leg usually calf will be red and tender. Leg will be swollen with pain when you walk.. Diagnosis can be confirmed by Doppler ultrasound . See your doctor because if you have, you need to be anticoagulated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a blood clot in your leg?

What are the symptoms of having a blood clot in your leg?

Swelling and pain: Symptoms are swelling and pain of the calf, foot, ankles, or any combination. These clots form in the veins and can be diagnosed by a simple ultrasound (noninvasive) testing. If you have a clot (termed deep venous thrombosis) , your doctor will place youon an anticoagulant to prevent pulmonary embolisms. ...Read more