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Do I Have A Blood Clot
Pain and swelling: The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling. However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained swelling with or without calf or thigh pain then a venous ultrasound would be indicated to look for a dvt. Sometimes even a ct scan or mrv is necessary. The bottom line is, if DVT is considered, then proper testing is required. ...Read more
Not typically: If this is a "dvt" or deep venous thrombosis, management usually starts with blood thinning drugs. Surgery or catheter based therapies are usually reserved only for very rare severe cases. Arterial blood clots are less frequent. If this is an arterial blood clot (arterial thromboembolism), surgery may be warranted urgently to restore blood flow to the leg. ...Read more
Go to your doctor: A blood clot to the lower extremities can increase your risk of embolization (a piece of the clot gets dislodged from the point of origin and travels to other part of the body). This could provoke a more worrisome situation in which a clot goes to the lungs; which at times could be fatal. If properly medicated the risk of embolization can be decreased with blood thinners. ...Read more
Probably ...: The most worrisome blood clots form in the veins of the legs and can travel to the lungs causing a pulmonary embolism. Also blood clots that form internally and can travel to the brain causing a stroke are life-threatening. A number of inherited clotting disorders exist, and a hematologist can clarify the diagnosis. Review with your primary care doctor and ask for a referral. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a blood clot in my leg. Can i still have blood test to screen for genetic family clotting tendencies?
Clot: yes if you are young with no medical problems , esp if there is no obvious reason for the clot ...Read more
No Problem: It will come out spontaneously. No worries. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is potentially serious; see your doctor. ...Read more
Signs of blood clot: Swelling in a limb, pain or tenderness in the limb Warmth or redness in the affected limb and visible surface veins are all possible sign or symptoms of a blood clot or DVT. The signs and symptoms may be subtle so it is best to get checked if you think you have a blood clot. ...Read more
Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. Protect it well. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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