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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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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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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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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


Dr. Ronald Oberman
Board Certified, Podiatry
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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

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Stephen Southard
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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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Dr. Alexander Barkan
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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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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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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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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Dr. John Rimmer
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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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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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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

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
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