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Dissolving Blood Clots In Legs
Swelling: The most common is swelling but pain and discomfort can also be a sign of dvt. The most important thing to remember is that if you have any concerns about having a DVT then you should have an ultrasound. ...Read moreGet help now ›
You don't have to: Exercise(to prevent blood clots) but at least make the effort to get up and about, every hour. You can also utilize seated calf raises to help pump blood out of your legs. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Dvt!: Blood clots in legs can be due to obesity, trauma, sitting for a long time such as in a plane, etc the pathophysiology is due to damage to inner lining of the vein, stasis of blood, and clothing of that blood. If the blood clot breaks off it can travel top the lungs and cause block age of a vein which will prevent the exchange of oxygen and can lead to difficulty breathing and death. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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No- not the jeans: No- but it is probably uncomfortable to wear. The answer is no- unless, when you are wearing the jeans- you become very sedentary-then it will increase your risk- especially if you already have some genetic abnormality and if you are also taking birth control pills- then your risk will be there. But, no- the skinny jeans itself does not cause blood clots. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Swelling and pain: Compression garments can help to relieve symptoms of heaviness or swelling or edema. They can help in cases of varicose veins or if you are standing for long periods. Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot in the deep veins of the leg usually in the calf and can be associated with minimal symptoms usually swelling and crampy pains. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Unlikely: Dvt cases are multifactorial, usually because of stasis of blood in the legs( e.G bed ridden patients), hypercoagulable disorders (e.G cancer patient or hereditary disease, oral contraceptive pills) or injury to the deep venous system. Unless your tight jeans are resticting flow of blood from your legs( cannot walk , swollen legs ) then they would not be a causative factor. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Stage 4 lung cancer no chemo tumor grew & cancer spread, clinical trial only now, on oxygen for sob, blood clots in legs, what is life expectancy?
Hard to say/depends.: At this stage of lung cancer, the options are limited as is survival. If treatment is done , it's usually chemotherapy and radiation and/or surgery after adjuvant chemotherapy. There are certainly trials out there and i would recommend talking to your doctor before starting any, but the chance for success is likely limited, as the 5 year survival of stage IV is <5%, but it doesn't hurt to try. ...Read moreGet help now ›
19y/o f, 26wks preg. Blood clots in legs, on inside of knees. Er doc gave antibiotics, steriods, and pain reliever, said apply heat. What else to do?
DVT: If you are pregnant and have the blood clots you described, are they on the surface (varicose veins) or deeper? If they are deeper, the concern is that you may have a blood clot in the deeper veins that could cause more problems. Did he suggest you see your doctor at some interval? Based on where the clots were, i would recommend following up sooner than your next scheduled visit. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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