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Can You Get A Blood Clot In Your Back
Swelling and pain: While these are not specific, swelling and pain of the thigh or of the calf can be signs and symptoms of deep vein clots of the thighs. Blood clots of the arteries in the thighs would cause a cold, painful, and numb foot and calf. The only way to know for sure is to go to the er or see a vascular surgeon who can do an ultrasound of the blood vessels to see clot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: The blood clots that are dangerous are in the deep veins and you can not usually feel them. Occasionally we can feel one if it is very large behind the knee. The best indicator of a clot is one very swollen leg below the knee. If we see this we will send the patient for an ultrasound and doppler to rule out a blood clot. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Rarely: There is a condition called a paradoxical embolism in which a leg vein blood clot can dislodge from the leg, float up into the hear, & then travel through an abnormal hole in the heart called a patent foramen ovale, then float up into the brain causing a storke. Since you need both a congential defect in the heart, a DVT, and a embolism of the DVT for this to occur, it is possible but not common ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes, rarely: 85-90% of DVT if that is what you mean occur in the lower extremities. Depending on risks, it can occur in other places including de novo clots or thrombosis in other places, even the heart itself. If that occurs, risks have to be evaluated for why there are clots especially in rare areas. Pain, swelling, discoloration and firm veins are the best clues to see. ...Read more
Pain and swelling: There is usually pain and swelling of the legs. This pain can be worse on trying to flex and extend your ankles. If you have shortness of breath and chest pain as well go to the er to rule out a blood clot in your lungs. Risk factors include obesity, recent long distance travel, long periods of inactivity and sometimes clotting disorders. You will need a doppler study of the leg to rule this out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get pain all up the leg from a DVT if so where would the DVT be and can you get pain in both legs from a dvt?
A DVT: can cause a variety of symptoms including pain up the affected leg, but it can also be painless. If a person has a DVT in one leg, but not in another, it would be unusual to have pain in both legs, unless the DVT is very extensive, and extends into the central circulation. ...Read more
Several options: There are several options for the detection of a blood clot. A blood test for d-dimer may determine whether there is a clot. If this level is elevated, the physician may move to ultrasound (doppler). The doppler ultrasound is still the gold standard to detect clots, especially in the vessels of the legs. If there is a suspected pulmonary embolism, you will be sent for a ct scan of the chest. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: In all likelihood what you get is bruise, hematoma or inflammation. Blood clots form when there is abnormality in flow of blood, when there is damage to the blood vessel or its smoothness or problem with the blood cells themselves. Immobility, for example can cause clots (dvt). If the blood vessel is damaged from the injury, then yes clot formation can occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Carefully!: The first step is to figure out why you have a collection of blood under your nail. If you hit it, the answer is easy, but sometimes this happens without any apparent trauma. When blood collects, it can cause pressure and pain. Some doctors "drill" a hole to drain it. I've always preferred removing the nail and allowing a new one to regrow. ...Read more
Can a blood clot travel from your foot to your lungs or heart and how fast can this occur? How can you determine if the pain is a clot or gas?
Yes and variable: Clots in the lower extremities can travel to the lungs called pulmonary embolus. This can be serious or even fatal. Most clots, however, do not cause pe. This clots to the lung are associated with shortness of breath, chest pain and other side effects. A ct angiogram is the best test for this problem. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No : Pain in the calf is not a good indicator . If the set up us right for a clot , like recent surgery or prolonged inactivity and you have calf pain a SOB , the you need to consult a physician . You need an US and possibly a D Dimer . If positive , then there is a high index of suspicion for DVT . Hope this helps . If there is SOB , then Spriall CT to R/O clot to the lung . ...Read more
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
Can you rupture a blood vessel in your elbow by pressing a pressure point in your hand i just need to know?
Either one: It depends on whether a clot is acute (sudden onset) or chronic, whether it's in an artery or vein. Either way, if you have unexplained pain in an arm or leg, get it checked out right away by your primary care doctor. ...Read more
Yes if being treated: After youhave seen your doctor and been placed on anti-coagulation, i feel it wouldbe excellent for oyu to work. Sitting around a feeling sorry for oneself is not healthy. The more you are out and about - working, recreation, and especially exercise - the better you will feel and the better you will be doing for your body. ...Read more
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