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Doctor insights on: Can You Get A Blood Clot On Your Shin

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I get blood clot near shin. How to best treat this?

I get blood clot near shin. How to best treat this?

If it is just: Below the knee, especially if it only involves the superficial veins, it can be managed with local treatments and anti-inflammatory medication. If it is higher, or in the deep venous system, more aggressive treatment may be needed. ...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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My lower left shin is tender and I get aches at night and in the morning mostly when I am resting what can cause this? Blood clot?

My lower left shin is tender and I get aches at night and in the morning mostly when I am resting what can cause this? Blood clot?

Shin pain: If you are having pain on the front of your shin its very unlikely to be a blood clot. The main blood vessels run in the back of the leg. You might have over strained your muscles, or have a mineral deficiency which is causing pain in your leg. ...Read more

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What are the signs when you get a blood clot in the leg?

Leg swelling & pain: The calf will be painful, and you can have swelling in the feet, ankles, and possily the calf. You may also feel a thresd when palpating the back of the calf muscle. ...Read more

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If you get a blood clot in the leg, can it cause a stroke (artery)?

If you get a blood clot in the leg, can it cause a stroke (artery)?

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 more

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What happens if you get a blood clot in the leg (vein), can it cause a stroke (artery)?

What happens if you get a blood clot in the leg (vein), can it cause a stroke (artery)?

Rare: In rare cases, there is a communication between the right and left side of the heart allowing a clot from a vein to enter into the arterial circulation called a paradoxical embolism. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you get a blood clot in the leg (vein), can it cause a stroke (artery)?

Paradoxical stroke: As dr. Santin said, it is possible but fairly rare. Although 25-30% of the population has the septal defect in their heart that he mentioned, it rarely causes trouble when it is there. As a result, we don't routinely look for it, unless someone has had a stroke and, especially, if they are young and don't have other risk factors for having had a stroke. ...Read more

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What can I do to get a blood clot in my left leg fixed?

What can I do to get a blood clot in my left leg fixed?

Anticoagulation: You must see your doctor, who may refer you to a vascular specialist, and be anti-cpagulated right away. Often the clot (s) will dissolve if no new ones are allowed to form if the body is permitted to heal itself. ...Read more

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Can someone in their early 20's get a blood clot in their leg? What are the symtpoms?

Can someone in their early 20's get a blood clot in their leg? What are the symtpoms?

Yes: Blood clots can occur at any age due to many reasons. Surgery, not moving around much after surgery, and birth control (especially if you are a smoker) increase the chances of a clot. Symptoms can include swelling, pain, heat and redness. Blood clots can be dangerous so you must seek evaluation immediately if you are having any of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Who was the first person to get a blood clot removed from their leg by surgery? When did doctors start doing that?

Who was the first person to get a blood clot removed from their leg by surgery? When did doctors start doing that?

Blood clots surgery: Great Google question. You can also go to Google books and search surgery books and review the history of such surgery. ...Read more

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If I have a blood clot in my leg, do I have to get surgery?

If I have a blood clot in my leg, do I have to get surgery?

Not typically: If this is a "dvt" or deep venous thrombosis, management usually starts with blood thinning drugs. Surgery or catheter based therapies are usually reserved only for very rare severe cases.

Arterial blood clots are less frequent. If this is an arterial blood clot (arterial thromboembolism), surgery may be warranted urgently to restore blood flow to the leg. ...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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Would a blood clot in the leg pain come and go or would be be constant and get more painful?

Would a blood clot in the leg pain come and go or would be be constant and get more painful?

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

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I kitchen chair fell hard on my outer lower left leg about 11/2 in above my ankle my. What the chances of getting a blood clot? Shld I get it chkd out

I kitchen chair fell hard on my outer lower left leg about 11/2 in above my ankle my. What the chances of getting a blood clot? Shld I get it chkd out

How Superficial.: Although the chances of getting a deep vein clot are low, the chances of getting a more superficial clot are more likely. This type of clot requires only a minor degree of treatment. Fortunately, these types of clots seldom lead to serious problems. Treatment is usually minimal, including aspirin, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) possibly some moist heat with elevation. ...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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I'm having really bad pain by my pelvic and leg. It hurts when I move in bed and get up to walk. Should I be worried? Friend said she got a blood clot

I'm having really bad pain by my pelvic and leg. It hurts when I move in bed and get up to walk. Should I be worried? Friend said she got a blood clot

Needs Consultation!: Sorry but far to little information to have an intelligent answer! Your best option is to see your physician or have a consultation on HealthTap. Hope you get well soon. ...Read more

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Could this swelling be just a possible sprain? I was told last night that I have a possible blood clot in my leg and possibly that is why it is so swollen. They checked and there wasn't any. I've tried everything to get it to go down but it hasn't and won't

Could this swelling be just a possible sprain? I was told last night that I have a possible blood clot in my leg and possibly that is why it is so swollen. They checked and there wasn't any. I've tried everything to get it to go down but it hasn't and won't

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...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?

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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Have a blood clot above left knee lots of pain and stiffness in both itching inside my right leg can you get another blood clot even though taking war?

Possibly: The ability of warfarin to prevent or treat a blood clot is partly based upon how well it is keeping your blood at a therapeutic level, which is usually checked with a blood test called prothrombin time. Diet can also have a large impact on the ability of the warfarin to work. If you have any concern, I would be rechecked for a dvt. In some cases, clots can be surgically removed (throne tony) ...Read more