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Doctor insights on: Dissolving Blood Clots In Legs

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Can blood clots in legs be successfully cured?

Can blood clots in legs be successfully cured?

With proper treatmen: Get medical attention immediately. Usually involved elevation, rest anfd blood thinning medication, followed by regular monitoring and exercise. ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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What are some signs of having blood clots in legs?

What are some signs of having 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 more

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Can a blood test detect blood clots in legs?

Can a blood test detect blood clots in legs?

More useful to: Exclude clots. A blood test may be done as a screening test to check for clots, not specifically in the legs. These tests, if negative are useful in excluding blood clots, but positive results have many false positives. ...Read more

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I don't exercise like I should. How to avoid getting blood clots in legs?

I don't exercise like I should. How to avoid getting blood clots in legs?

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 more

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Would like to have explanation of blood clots in legs signs and symptoms of pe?

Would like to have explanation of blood clots in legs signs and symptoms of pe?

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 more

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Can extremely skinny jeans cause blood clots in legs?

Can extremely skinny jeans cause blood clots in legs?

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 more

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Thinking of getting compression stockings. What are signs and symptoms of blood clots in legs?

Thinking of getting compression stockings. What are signs and symptoms of blood clots in legs?

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 more

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Do you feel that most older adults would possibly benefit from a venous ultrasound/sonogram screen to see if there are dangerous blood clots in legs?

Do you feel that most older adults would possibly benefit from a venous ultrasound/sonogram screen to see if there are dangerous blood clots in legs?

Screening ultrasound: There is really no benefit to screening for blood clots in older adults. If there are signs of blood clots and risk factors for developing clots (immobility, malignancy, blood disorders, certain medications) then it is reasonable to check for blood clots. Blood thinners in older adults are not harmless, so without clear indications to start them, they should be avoided. ...Read more

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What are some causes for healthy 35 male to have blood clots in legs and lungs? Non smoker, not over weight, no recent travel, and neg for factor v.

What are some causes for healthy 35 male to have blood clots in legs and lungs? Non smoker, not over weight, no recent travel, and neg for factor v.

Hypercoagulable stat: Get checked for other hypercoagulable states like protien c & s, antiphospholipid antibody, prothrombin gene mutation, antithrombin3, homocysteine etc.
Older pts we recommend to screen for cancers also. ...Read more

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Is walking up and down stairs and around the house enough to prevent blood clots in legs after child birth? I still sit down and lay down but can walk

Is walking up and down stairs and around the house enough to prevent blood clots in legs after child birth? I still sit down and lay down but can walk

Will help: Unless you have an inherited disorder making you liable to clot formation, going up and down stairs will be sufficient to prevent clot formation. Do it multiple times in a day.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I am on warfarin for blood clots in legs. I have burning, stinging and numbness to tighs could this be meralgia perathetica caused by clots?

I am on warfarin for blood clots in legs. I have burning, stinging and numbness to tighs could this be meralgia perathetica caused by clots?

Probably not: Do you have clots in both legs? Are your symptoms in both legs? It would be hard to imagine someone being so unlucky as to get bilateral mp. Generally, mp occurs when there is pressure on or entrapment of a sensory nerve in the upper thigh and would be far closer to the surface of the skin than where you would have a blood clot.. ...Read more

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Can extremely tight jeans cause DVT (blood clots) in legs?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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What to do for blood clots in my leg?

What to do for blood clots in my leg?

This is a medical: Emergency and you should go straight to the er. ...Read more

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How to know if you have blood clots in your leg?

How to know if you have blood clots in your leg?

Ultrasound: Venous ultrasound is diagnostic for blood clot in your leg. ...Read more

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What do you do if you have blood clots in the leg?

What do you do if you have blood clots in the leg?

Get help Immediately: This is a dangerous situation which needs immediate care. You will need bed rest, Heparin followed up with oral anti-coagulant medications. How do you know you have blood clots? Was it diagnosed by a physician? ...Read more

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I'm wondering what it feels like when you have blood clots in your leg?

Pain and swelling: Usually you will feel leg swelling and/or pain (could be very painful). Rarely no symptoms or just swelling. ...Read more

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Do teenagers get blood clots in their legs?

Do teenagers get blood clots in their legs?

Possible...but rare: Anyone can potentially get blood clots, but it is rare in younger people. Many things can predispose a person to clots - inactivity, obesity, hormone replacement or birth control, and many clotting disorders. Many of these are avoidable or at least modifiable. If a teenager were to get a blood clot, they should probably be tested for a clotting disorder. ...Read more

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What do blood clots in your legs look like?

What do blood clots in your legs look like?

Swelling: You can experience pain, swelling & redness. A palpable cord can be seen as the clot forms in a vein. ...Read more

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How concerning are blood clots in your legs?

Very: Untreated it can lead to a clot going to your lung which can be fatal. If they are treated appropriately there is not much concern. It is always a good idea to be tested for genetic factors if you have had a blood clot. ...Read more

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What are the tests for blood clots in the legs?

What are the tests for blood clots in the legs?

Ultrasound the best: 1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that you might have a dvt, then you need a: 2. D-dimer blood test to be done. If it is very low, you don't have a dvt. If it is high you might have a DVT and you need an: 3. Ultrasound scan. This is the gold standard test. The ultimate way to check for a DVT is ultrasound. ...Read more

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How come blood clots usually happen in the legs?

How come blood clots usually happen in the legs?

Clots: Clots may occur in any vessels that have damage to the wall, slowed or impaired blood flow and other clot promoting features. The legs are just more prone to these factors. The length of the blood path and the degree of redundancy of the return pathways makes for slow flow, and the tendency to varicosity further sets up conditions for clotting. Our sedentary habits further make the legs high risk. ...Read more

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What are warning signs of blood clots in the legs?

What are warning signs of blood clots in the legs?

Swelling: The most common symptom is swelling of one leg more than the other. Also, the leg can be red and very painful to touch. Sudden onset of shortness of breath can be an indication that the clot has broken free and entered into the lungs. ...Read more

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What's most likely signs of blood clots in the legs?

What's most likely signs of blood clots in the legs?

Swelling and pain: The most common symptoms of blood clots in the leg, otherwise known as venous thrombosis, are swelling and pain. Unfortunately, these are not very specific, & usually have other causes. A simple blood test called d-dimer can detect if you do not have a blood clot, but this test also has a lot ot false positive results. If the d-dimer is positive, the best way to rule out a clot is with ultrasound. ...Read more

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How serious a condition are blood clots in the legs?

How serious a condition are blood clots in the legs?

Can be very serious: I am assuming the blood clot in the leg is in the vein. Also known as a deep venous thrombosis (dvt). A DVT in a worse case scenario can be life threatening and/or limb threatening. Another less severe type of blood clot in the leg could be in the superficial venous thrombosis (svt). In order to better answer your question can you give me more details about the clots in the leg? ...Read more

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What is blood clots in your legs look and feel like?

What is blood clots in your legs look and feel like?

Blood clots: A clot in the leg, or dvt, would have signs including redness, swelling and pain in the extremity. The pain would be reproduced with calf compression. If you believe you may be suffering from a clot, you should be evaluated asap. ...Read more