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Pain in calf started 2mo ago. Dr said no need to worry bout clot. Pain went away. Now pain is back. No clot risk factors. Still worried it's a clot?

Recurrent Calf Pain: LexR463 I understand you are worried, which makes me wonder if you have had previous clots to your leg. The one way your doctor can determine if you have a venous blood clot is by doing an ultrasound. However not all calf pain can result from a blood clot; depending on your level of activity and when your symptoms present could point towards other diagnosis. ...Read more

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Anything serious involved with the clotting factors?

Anything serious involved with the clotting factors?

It's all serious.: There is nothing funny about an unintended clot! not sure exactly what the question is. There are many diseases both inherited and acquired of the clotting factors and related proteins. ...Read more

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What factors determine whether a blood clot travels or remains in place?

What factors determine whether a blood clot travels or remains in place?

Varies: Some are very stuck to the vein wall, others have a loose segment-tail that has more tendency to break off and travel. Duration leads to thickening- organization and fibrosis and sticking. ...Read more

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What are some risk factors of getting blood clots and what can I do to reduce this risk?

What are some risk factors of getting blood clots and what can I do to reduce this risk?

Ask your doctor: But... You need a physician to help you with this. A person cannot reduce his potential to make blood clots without advice from a doctor. ...Read more

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Question about risk of pregnancy and clotting factors?

Question about risk of pregnancy and clotting factors?

Some increased risk: In pregnancy there is an increased risk for clots often depends on underlying genetic tendencies of the mom to be but there is some increased risk especially if underlying medical conditions like diabetes and obesity are present as well. ...Read more

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What are the chances of 25 yo female developing blood clots in lung with no risk factors? I have health anxiety with every pain i assume the worst.

What are the chances of 25 yo female developing blood clots in lung with no risk factors? I have health anxiety with every pain i assume the worst.

Anxiety disorder can: Become focused on specific health fears, in your case blood clots. Please see doc to rule out health problems and then a mental health professional to get treated for anxiety disorder. Lots of reason to hope. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Likely hood of a blood clot is the cause of pain in both legs with no risk factors and 2 negative d dimers in december? Should i get an ultrasound?

Likely hood of a blood clot is the cause of pain in both legs with no risk factors and 2 negative d dimers in december? Should i get an ultrasound?

Clot unlikely.: A negative d-dimer carries a very low probability of having a clot and 2 negatives are even more significant. Clots in both legs would be most unusual.The most common symptom of a clot is unilateral calf or thigh pain and the most common physical finding is swelling. You have a very low probability for a clot. If you are very worried, then do a ultrasound-but I do not think that it is necessary. ...Read more

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What can thin blood aside from prescription medicine? My husband has a clotting disorder that drs can't diagnose. They have tested for all of the factors, sickle cell, etc... No diagnosis. He was on Coumadin (25 mgs/day) & his level went from .9 to 1.

What can thin blood aside from prescription medicine?  My husband has a clotting disorder that drs can't diagnose.  They have tested for all of the factors, sickle cell, etc...  No diagnosis.  He was on Coumadin (25 mgs/day) & his level went from .9 to 1.

Difficult issue: A dose of 25 mg of Coumadin (warfarin) is way more than what is effective in most people. It is not uncommon to not be able to find the cause of clotting disorders. There are other anti-cogulants on the market, however given the difficulty in managing your husband's clotting disorder, he may require evaluation and management by a hematologist specializing in coagulation disorders. ...Read more

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40M Since yesterday pain in back of thigh above knee for no reason. 2nd Google result says DVT/blood clot. No redness, swelling, risk factors. Strain?

Thigh pain: Your description is nonspecific. Possibilities include simple muscle strain, baker's cyst, contusion or phlebitis. There may be no redness or obvious swelling with any of these, but tenderness is usually present with phlebitis. If discomfort persists visit a hospital emergency room where examination by a physician and appropriate testing like an ultrasound is readily available. ...Read more

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What is my percent of a chance i will get preeclampsia or blood clots in pregnancy if i got no risk factors? 50% chance or less?

What is my percent of a chance i will get preeclampsia or blood clots in pregnancy if i got no risk factors? 50% chance or less?

Way less!: The chance of getting pre-eclampsia is 7.5% worldwide. (7.5 per 100) Risk varies somewhat by country. In Canada the risk is probably slightly lower. The risk for a blood lot is .0625% (1 in 1600). Its not that common. Best wishes ...Read more

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