Dissolving blood clots in legs - Doctor answers

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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