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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
24 years in practice
476K people helped
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What are some signs of having blood clots in legs?

Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
24 years in practice
476K people helped
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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Dr. Adam Levy
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32 years in practice
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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Board Certified, Podiatry
26 years in practice
5M people helped
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Can blood clots in legs be successfully cured?

Dr. Ronald Oberman
Board Certified, Podiatry
26 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Stephen Southard
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
10 years in practice
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I don't exercise like I should.How to avoid getting blood clots in legs?

Dr. Stephen Southard
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
10 years in practice
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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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Dr. Alexander Barkan
Board Certified, General Surgery
19 years in practice
930K people helped
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Would like to have explanation of blood clots in legs signs and symptoms of pe?

Dr. Alexander Barkan
Board Certified, General Surgery
19 years in practice
930K people helped
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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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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Can a blood test detect blood clots in legs?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
96M people helped
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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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
37 years in practice
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
18 years in practice
13M people helped
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Can extremely skinny jeans cause blood clots in legs?

Dr. Liawaty Ho
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
18 years in practice
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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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Dr. John Rimmer
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
282K people helped
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Thinking of getting compression stockings. What are signs and symptoms of blood clots in legs?

Dr. John Rimmer
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
282K people helped

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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Dr. Warren Strudwick
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
25 years in practice
361K people helped
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How to avoid blood clots in legs ? My 30 yr old teacher just passed away of one..I'm sad and i'm just wondering how to avoid blood clots? Thank u

Dr. Warren Strudwick
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
25 years in practice
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How to avoid blood clots in legs ? My 30 yr old teacher just passed away of one..I'm sad and i'm just wondering how to avoid blood clots? Thank u

Be Active: Avoid long sedentary periods after an injury or surgery. Lower extremity use, motion, and weight bearing prevents clots. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Greenberg
Board Certified, - Select Specialities -
40 years in practice
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What is the reason for visible blood clots in legs and numbness in the fingers?

Dr. Charles Greenberg
Board Certified, - Select Specialities -
40 years in practice
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Many possibilities: See your md and consider abnormal protein in the blood or other problems. ...Read more

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