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Do I have a blood clot in my leg?. It hurts to bend my knee or lean on it and my calf and foot ache. I can hear something crack when I flex it.

Do I have a blood clot in my leg?. It hurts to bend my knee or lean on it and my calf and foot ache. I can hear something crack when I flex it.

Probably not: Generally, clots occur because you have 1) a blood condition that promotes clotting or 2) you've been traveling or had a medical problem and were immobile for a long time. If your leg isn't swollen or red, it's probably not a clot. Leg pain can be due to many things. Clots don't make any noise. But if you're concerned see your doctor, who might order an ultrasound if indicated by your exam. ...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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How do I tell if I have a blood clot in my leg? My leg itches and is warm. There is a little pain, but not much. No veins visible.

How do I tell if I have a blood clot in my leg? My leg itches and is warm. There is a little pain, but not much. No veins visible.

See doctor: To be sure, you need an ultrasound of the leg which is non-invasive and fairly quick. Some of the signs of a clot are if it's warm, red, or swollen. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a blood clot in my leg after a plane trip?

How can I tell if I have a blood clot in my leg after a plane trip?

Ultrasound: If you are having pain or swelling in your leg, you should contact your primary physician to have an ultrasound, or duplex of the veins in your legs. If there is a dvt, it would then be treated with blood thinners. ...Read more

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If I have a blood clot in my leg, do I have to get surgery?

If I have a blood clot in my leg, do I have to get surgery?

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

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If I have a blood clot in my leg, is it possible for a stroke?

If I have a blood clot in my leg, is it possible for a stroke?

Yes possible: Either you can have hypercoag unable status which means u form clots more than usual or in some patients with a condition called pfo/ patent foramen ovale where right and left heart chambers/ the atriums can connect directly and clots from leg can travel through veins from right to left side of heart and can cause a stroke in a condition called paradoxical embolism. ...Read more

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I have a blood clot in my leg and i recently found a dark substance in my semen, like blood?

I have a blood clot in my leg and i recently found a dark substance in my semen, like blood?

See urologist ASAP: That is perplexing. The blood clots are treated with anti-coagulation, so there is an increased risk of bleeding. I am not a urologist, however, so i defer ot their expertise as to the source of the bleeding in the seminal tract. ...Read more

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Could I have a blood clot in my leg if I have excruciating pain in my calf during walking or exercising?

Could I have a blood clot in my leg if I have excruciating pain in  my calf during walking or exercising?

Need vascular eval.: Pain with walking is a classic symptom of a vascular problem called claudication. This symptom is typically brought on by walking and relieved by rest. It is usually due to a narrowing or blockage in a leg artery with the symptoms occurring below the level of the narrowing. There are certainly other things that can cause your problem. You should be evaluated by a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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