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Can You Get A Blood Clot On Your Shin
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
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?
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
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
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
Can you get a blood clot from a bad bruise on your leg? Brother kicked me hard bottom of leg had red welt put ice on it now have yellow bluish bruise with spots of purple?
THE BRUISE, NO: The bruise itself does not cause DVT, but the trauma causing the bruise theoretically could. ...Read more
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
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
Who was the first person to get a blood clot removed from their leg by surgery? When did doctors start doing that?
Clot: Depends on location & size of clot. ...Read more
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
Certainly can: Clots in the legs will not kill you. When they move to your lungs however they certainly can. ...Read more
Need to see a vascular surgeon. ...Read more
I had a test ran on my leg and calf 2 mos ago no blood clot, but my calf and leg hurts day and night. Should I get another test run for a blood clot?
Re evaluation: Persistent Symptoms require further evaluationGet a more detailed answer ›
I don't know if I have a blood clot or not but get these stabbing pains in my leg and a little soreness but that's about it?
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
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
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
I feel like I have a blood clot in my lower left leg but I've been walking around for awhile and I get tried but better when I rest. Is it clogged?
Probably not but..: You need to see a doctor to rule out a dvt. However it is rare in a 35 yo male. ...Read more
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
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
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
Hi how do I tell if my ankle is swollen from the sunburn or from a blood clot as the back of my leg is starting to get red aswell. Thanks Ryan.
Experiencing symptoms of a blood clot in my leg, but have apt in 10 days to get bc Depo-Provera shot, can't that be dangerous?
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
I recently had a small tumor removed off my leg, and have a blood clot at the incision. .. The surgery was done in the doctors office, when I went back to get the 4 stitches out he said I had a blood clot, so he left a small hole at the end of the incisi
Blood collection at surgical sites are common and resorb with time
they may liquefy and drain
local heating pad (do not put on high or burn yourself) may expedite. ...Read more
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