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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.

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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


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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.

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Can you get blood clots in the leg from bus riding?

Can you get blood clots in the leg from bus riding?

Blood clot: Possible. Need to see a vascular surgeon.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.