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Difference Between Blood Clot Sciatica
How can you tell the difference between sciatica and a blood clot? If there is no back or hip pain, just leg pain above the knee. Ty
What is a good way to prevent blood clots? Never had them, besides being overweight I think I have no risks for it. I get anxious when I get sciatica.
More info!: To develop Blood Clots a patient either has to have had a severe traumatic injury or other risk factors, like obesity, smoking, estrogen or blood protein deficiencies!, daily exercise, weight loss! Quitting cigarettes, and been active are all protective! Any family or genetic deficiencies need to be factored in!, sciatica causes mechanical back pain, not associated w clots! Best ...Read more
Every time my sciatica flares, my health anxiety goes crazy thinking I've a blood clot and I'll die, what are blood clot symptoms I can be reassured?
I feel empathy for your pain
Relax if sciatica is not radiating to your legs
No relationship of Sciatica with blood clot, you will not die from Sciatica
Feel the Wonders of your body with Lungs and Heart. Without these, we will not be alive, eat, sleep, talk or feel the pain
Breathing relaxation, Tai Chi, Yoga
Become the Captain over your pain, not victim of your pain
See Psychiatrist for Anxiety ...Read more
How do I tell if the pain coming from my butt is sciatica or an internal thrombosed (blood clot) hemorrhoid?
Pain in calf off and on for almost a yr. Dr said in July it was a nerve or sciatica. Still scared of a blood clot but Dr says no. What could it be?
How accurate are us for blood clot? Came back negative. Said I have sciatica, does the cause soreness behind the knee and calf to? Thanks
Accurate: Us dopplers and venous duplex scans are accurate to diagnose vascular issues, including blood clots and dvt's, etc. Assuming you had some sort of other x-ray that diagnosed a sciatic nerve impingement issue, that condition can certainly cause your symptoms as the sciatic nerve innervates those areas. Best wishes. ...Read more
Had us on leg to rule out blood clots, was told I had sciatica. Does it have to be fully straight down the leg or brief pains in spots? Like by my groin?
Have a lump in outer thigh, hurts and off. Having sciatica and my foots number. Does it sound like a nerve or blood clot.
I'm on the pill, is it bad to skip periods? I get bad sciatica each month when I have a period. Also is getting a blood clot when not menstruating bad
No: No harm has been associated with using medication to suppress periods for up to one year. That being said, most women find that to be a strange concept, so these forms of birth control are often formulated to permit menstruation once every 3 to 6 months. Getting a clot in a vein or artery is always bad, but period clots if that's what you mean are normal and very common. ...Read more
I have a hand sized raise/lump on my outer thigh, My leg hurts from bad sciatica w/muscle spasms. Could it be muscle/nerves or a blood clot?
Leg feels heavy, muscle spasms, hurts from toes to buttocks, possible bursitis in knee, Can sciatica cause all this or could it be a blood clot?
How do I distinguish pain from my sciatica in both legs from a blood clot? I get scared because the pains I Get from hip to foot. Pain similar 2 dvt?
My period is very heavy with blood clots and bad low back pain. There were time went my period stayed on for almost a month.?
Check for fibroids: You might have fibroids that can cause abnormal bleeding. An ultrasound can confirm whether this might be a problem. If your doctor can see that your uterus is enlarged that would suggest a fibroid. You could also have polyps in your endometrial cavity that might cause bleeding. Make an appointment to see your doctor. ...Read more
I think I'm pregnant but test show no hcg but I have all the symptoms and now I have cramping low back pain and only blood clot coming out here and th?
Not pregnant: If there is no HCG there is no pregnancy. There are lots of causes of cramping and low back pain and blood clots coming out every now and then is not a symptom of pregnancy. See your doctor for a full history, exam, and appropriate testing to find out what the problem is so that you can fix it. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Location: Blood clots occurs within blood vessels, when liquid blood solidifies. Outside of blood vessels, thiscollection is called a hematoma. A bruise occrs when capillaries are damaged and blood seeps out, usually after blunt trauma. Less severe than either of the above. ...Read more
Very different: Varicose veins are defective veins that have weakened walls. Blood clots can form in varicose veins, a condition known as "thrombophlebitis, " but the majority of varicose veins do not have blood clots. Blood clots can also form in the deep veins, a condition known as dvt. This is a serious condition occurs more commonly after surgery, trauma, long plane/car rides, during pregnancy, among others. ...Read more
I think I have a bruise on my leg. How do I tell the difference between a blood clot and a bruise?
Clots are deeper: A bruise you can see on the skin. A clot, especially a significant one is in the deep veins and is not visible. ...Read more
What's the difference between blood thinners and prevention of blood clots? What's the generic name ex. Anti-coagulant?
Blood thinner is a lay term for anticoagulation to prevent formation of blood clots in circulation. Common drugs are heparin, warfarin, thrombin inhibitors and factor Xa inhibitors. Another category of drugs are platelet inhibitors. See this site for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/bloodthinners. Html ...Read more
How can you tell the difference between a blood clot and a muscle strain when you have mild calf pain?
Calf pain: Strain is usually caused my a history of trauma. Very localized tenderness and swelling. Blood clots in the calf typically present with widespread swelling, tenderness, increase in pain with squeezing the whole calf but can only be diagnosed by testing. Currently tested by a Doppler study. Many times the calf pain produced by a clot increases with time. ...Read more
Early pregnancy went to ER heard hb bleeding and blood clots how to tell the difference between miscarriage and clots?
And would require a microscope. An easier way is to measure the pregnancy hormone, hcg, in the mother's blood and then measure it again 2-3 days later. If pregnant, it should increase (usually doubles every 3 days in early pregnancy).
Also, depending on how many weeks pregnant (at least 4-5 weeks), transvaginal ultrasound may show evidence of an intrauterine pregnancy. ...Read more
Tough question!: The classic symptoms of DVT are pain and swelling of an extremity. Muscle cramps are nonspecific and may be the result of several different conditions, often quite minor. An ultrasound will rule/out clot and should be performed if there is concern about dvt. ...Read more
Swelling in left leg not a lot but you can see the difference. Blood clot was ruled out by d-dimmer. What could it be? Thank you
Lymphedema: The possibility exists that there has been an impedance of lymph flow in one leg. Also, circulatory flow may be compromised by such things as varicose veins. A third possibility that comes to mind would be a foot alignment issue that can exist unilaterally, such as a flatfoot. These things don't have great risk to you, but should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read more
Took plan B 9 days ago and 4 days ago started light flow (on and off) of brown blood with the occasional blood clot. Normal?
A certain amount of bleeding occurs with d&c and may form clots. It should clear out in a few days.
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DVT: Blood vessels in the leg are generally divided into arteries which carry blood away from the heart and veins which carry blood back to the heart. Arterial clots can cause decreased oxygen downstream leading to pain, gangrene and even amputation. Venous clots can cause leg swelling/pain, and these clots can also travel through the heart to the lungs causing shortness of breath, pain, and even death. ...Read more
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