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

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Generally you can't


Unless you have a fever or swollen limb which may suggest a clot more than sciatica otherwise not very specific. I would suggest ruling out the clot first and then workup the sciatica issue afterwards.
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How to tell a blood clot from sciatica?

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diagnostic tests


A blood clot is usually diagnosed through ultrasound and blood tests. Sciatica can be diagnosed by an MRI of the lumbar spine. Speak to your doctor and they can determine the appropriate tests to run.
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How do I tell if the pain coming from my butt is sciatica or an internal thrombosed (blood clot) hemorrhoid?

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Location


Hemmoroid pain will stay rectal. Sciatica pain generally starts in the back and then travels down the buttock to the toes, someimes associated with leg numbness and weakness.
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Walk about the plane; Long flight at night dangerous; Keep blood clots away.

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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

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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.
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I have pain in my lower leg, moves around from shin to calf to ankle for 3 days now. worried about a blood clot but also have had sciatica.what to do?

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See your Doctor


Once blood clot is ruled out, then if you know you have sciatica it probably is that. Make sure though you rule out the blood clot first. You may need to see a spine/pain specialist for further evals and treatment for the sciatica though.
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To prevent blood clots in the legs after surgery, while in the hospital, walk 4 times a day.

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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?

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Sciatica


Sciatica or inflammation of the sciatic nerve is often caused by a herniatee disc in the low back. The location and radiation of the pain varies by the level and degree of the disc herniation. A physician who specializes in the spine can help relieve your pain.
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Difference between varicose vein and a blood clot?

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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.
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I varicose vein is one that is enlarged and visibly prominent. Although the direction of blood flow through a varicose vein when you stand is down instead of up, the flow is not blocked. A blood clot means that the vein is obstructed and flow either can't get through at all or is signficiantly slowed. Varicose veins can be painful but aren't usually dangerous. Blood clots can be life threatening
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VV are slightly bluish, ropy, bulging blood vessels, somewhat soft to touch, and occurs in association with venous valvular incompetence. Blood clots occur in arteries depriving the tissues supplied by the artery of blood and oxygen. When it occurs in superficial veins, a red cord with tenderness is present. Deep venous clots require anticoagulation, and can be a serious problem.
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Difference between a bruise and a blood clot in the lower leg?

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big difference


a bruise is obvious and so is hematoma. blood clot no.
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In what way can I tell the difference between a blood clot and a broken vein?

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Swelling vs bruise


blood clot causes swelling and pain. if deep vein - alot of swelling. if superificial vein - then sometimes thrombophlebitis. broken vein causes bruising or staining.
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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.?

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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.
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