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Doctor insights on: Do Teenagers Get Blood Clots In Their Legs

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Do teenagers get blood clots in their legs?

Do teenagers get blood clots in their legs?

Possible...but rare: Anyone can potentially get blood clots, but it is rare in younger people. Many things can predispose a person to clots - inactivity, obesity, hormone replacement or birth control, and many clotting disorders. Many of these are avoidable or at least modifiable. If a teenager were to get a blood clot, they should probably be tested for a clotting disorder. ...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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When you get blood clots in the leg, what are the chances they'll kill you?

When you get blood clots in the leg, what are the chances they'll kill you?

Certainly can: Clots in the legs will not kill you.When they move to your lungs however they certainly can. ...Read more

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I 've been on birth control for 2 years , after 2 years birth controle, can i still get blood clots in the legs decrases or increases blood clots?

I 've been on birth control for 2 years , after 2 years birth controle, can i still get blood clots in the legs decrases or increases blood clots?

Yes: In healthy young women who do not smoke, are not obese and have no medical problems, the risk of getting a blood clot is low. Being on birth-control for 2 years doesn't decrease your risk of blood clots. Its still a little higher than it would be if you were not taking it. Keep in mind, however, that pregnancy gives you a higher risk of blood clots than the pill. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What can I take (besides warfarin) to get rid of blood clots in my leg?

What can I take (besides warfarin) to get rid of blood clots in my leg?

Rid of clots: Your body gets rid of blood clots with antithrombotic factors in your blood. While the clots are being broken down, you must take medication to prevent clots from growing. Warfarin alternatives are apixaban and riveroxaban. Their drawback is they are not as easily reversed if a bleeding problem occurs. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I take other than warfarin to get rid of my blood clots in my leg?

Please tell me what can I take other than warfarin to get rid of my blood clots in my leg?

Anticoagulants: We have both IV and oral anticoagulants. Your doctor can discuss with you which one(s) are appropriate for you. Warfarin has the longest track record. Some new ones are on the market and being marketed heavily. ...Read more

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What are blood clots and how do you know if you have them in your legs? Do they look like bruises ? Can you get them from bc pills

What are blood clots and how do you know if you have them in your legs? Do they look like bruises ? Can you get them from bc pills

Blood clots legs: Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) are blood clots in the deep venous system of the legs, usually lower legs. Leg with DVT may be swollen, red, painful or there may be no symptoms at all. Risk factors include sitting/immobility for a long time, blood clotting disorder, pregnancy/birth control pills, smoking, being overweight, and many others. If you think you have dvt, go to emergency room right away. ...Read more

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My cardio said my right side heart is enlarged over blood clots in lungs, legs sends me home 2 cal & get exray. Shouldn't i b hospitalized?

My cardio said my right side heart is enlarged over blood clots in lungs, legs sends me home 2 cal & get exray. Shouldn't i b  hospitalized?

It depends: Depending on your symptoms and whether your doctor thinks this an acute event or a chronic event. If you having symptoms of acute (happened suddenly) blood clots in your legs and your lungs, you should be started on blood thinners. Dont't be affraid to ask questions be honest with your dr., ask him/her to explain their thought process. ...Read more

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What's considered the best way to help prevent me from getting deep vein thrombosis or blood clots in the legs when i get older?

What's considered the best way to help prevent me from getting deep vein thrombosis or blood clots in the legs when i get older?

Routine Activity: Routine exercise and activity will help to prevent stasis of the blood in the leg veins, one of the predisposing factors for dvt. See your primary doctor for routine yearly exam, and if you have a family history or risk factor history, further testing may be recommended. Varicose veins, swelling can be helpful external signs of venous insufficiency which can be associated with dvt. ...Read more

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37 years male, awfully tired, struggling to get off bed, trouble breathing feeling not getting enough air, low heart rate, leg pains. Blood clots?

37 years male, awfully tired, struggling to get off bed, trouble breathing feeling not getting enough air, low heart rate, leg pains. Blood clots?

Call ambulance!: If you are short of breath and struggling to move you need to call an ambulance right away! Do you want anything worse to happen? No! Call ambulance! ...Read more

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How to get rid of my right leg up to my stomach blood clots and inflammation for 10 month, please introduce the latest technology, method or treatment?

How to get rid of my right leg up to my stomach blood clots and inflammation for 10 month, please introduce the latest technology, method or treatment?

No good options: An old blood clot is difficult to remove, unlike a fresh clot. By now it will have organized & stuck to the vessel so cannot be removed. However taking anti/inflammatory medication such as Aspirin and blood thinners & wearing compression stockings will help it slowly get better. ...Read more

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Mom needs knee replacement surgery but is scared about blood clots. But if they put her on blood thinners it would be impossible to get a clot right?

Mom needs knee replacement surgery but is scared about blood clots. But if they put her on blood thinners it would be impossible to get a clot right?

Nothing is ever: impossible in medicine but to reduce the risk of blood clots post knee replacement there are a number of medications that are effective. I am certain that her surgeon is aware of and uses these regularly but discuss it with him/her pre-op to be reassured. ...Read more

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Do doctors know of jeans out there made for people who have had blood clots in their legs?

Not that I know of: As far as i know, there are no jeans made specifically for people who have had blood clots in their legs. ...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

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What do blood clots in your legs look like?

What do blood clots in your legs look like?

Swelling: You can experience pain, swelling & redness. A palpable cord can be seen as the clot forms in a vein. ...Read more

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How concerning are blood clots in your legs?

How concerning are blood clots in your legs?

Very: Untreated it can lead to a clot going to your lung which can be fatal. If they are treated appropriately there is not much concern. It is always a good idea to be tested for genetic factors if you have had a blood clot. ...Read more

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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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What are the tests for blood clots in the legs?

What are the tests for blood clots in the legs?

Ultrasound the best: 1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that you might have a dvt, then you need a: 2. D-dimer blood test to be done. If it is very low, you don't have a dvt. If it is high you might have a DVT and you need an: 3. Ultrasound scan. This is the gold standard test. The ultimate way to check for a DVT is ultrasound. ...Read more

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How come blood clots usually happen in the legs?

How come blood clots usually happen in the legs?

Clots: Clots may occur in any vessels that have damage to the wall, slowed or impaired blood flow and other clot promoting features. The legs are just more prone to these factors. The length of the blood path and the degree of redundancy of the return pathways makes for slow flow, and the tendency to varicosity further sets up conditions for clotting. Our sedentary habits further make the legs high risk. ...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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What are warning signs of blood clots in the legs?

What are warning signs of blood clots in the legs?

Swelling: The most common symptom is swelling of one leg more than the other. Also, the leg can be red and very painful to touch. Sudden onset of shortness of breath can be an indication that the clot has broken free and entered into the lungs. ...Read more

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What's most likely signs of blood clots in the legs?

What's most likely signs of blood clots in the legs?

Swelling and pain: The most common symptoms of blood clots in the leg, otherwise known as venous thrombosis, are swelling and pain. Unfortunately, these are not very specific, & usually have other causes. A simple blood test called d-dimer can detect if you do not have a blood clot, but this test also has a lot ot false positive results. If the d-dimer is positive, the best way to rule out a clot is with ultrasound. ...Read more

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How serious a condition are blood clots in the legs?

How serious a condition are blood clots in the legs?

Can be very serious: I am assuming the blood clot in the leg is in the vein. Also known as a deep venous thrombosis (dvt). A DVT in a worse case scenario can be life threatening and/or limb threatening. Another less severe type of blood clot in the leg could be in the superficial venous thrombosis (svt). In order to better answer your question can you give me more details about the clots in the leg? ...Read more