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Pain in left calf. Out of nowhere at work where I sit most of the day. Comes and goes. Seems to move. Possible DVT? I'm terrified

Pain in left calf. Out of nowhere at work where I sit most of the day. Comes and goes. Seems to move. Possible DVT? I'm terrified

Calf pain: The fact that it comes and goes makes dvt less likely
but get an evaluation venous doppler ultrasound to definitevly answer the question
more likely to be related to your sitting may be orthopedic? Knee? Lower back ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep vein thrombosis means a blood clot in the deeper veins of the affected extremity. The deeper veins of the major functional veins that returned blood flow back towards the heart. Having a blood clot in a deep vein is a serious issue and needs to be treated with anticoagulation therapy to prevent the possibility of a blood clot traveling ...Read more


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Would Stopping every 2 To 3 hrs on road trip for an hour To Move Around make developing a dvt risk very low? No history of dvt, no real risk factors.

Would Stopping every 2 To 3 hrs on road trip for an hour To Move Around make developing a dvt risk very low? No history of dvt, no real risk factors.

Dvt: Not a bad idea
May want to try support hose which pump the muscle pumps of the foot and calf forcing venous blood flow forward and preventing dvt
Drink plenty of fluids non caffeinated non carbonated beverages to keep the blood volume adequate, drinking will also make you stop to use the rest rooms ...Read more

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Can swelling in leg with dvt cause dvt to get worse or detach an move?

Can swelling in leg with dvt cause dvt to get worse or detach an move?

DVT/leg swelling: The swelling in the leg following DVT is due to the clot blocking or impeding the return of venous blood leading to swelling. Leg swelling will not cause DVT or cause the clot to detach. If you have had a DVT there is a risk that swelling could be permanent. You should wear support hose, elevate your legs when possible, keep physically fit, keep the weight down and stay mobile. ...Read more

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Pain in left leg moves around leg not constant comes and goes is worse when sitting down is it dvt?

Pain in left leg moves around leg not constant comes and goes is worse when sitting down is it dvt?

Nonspecific: More description of your leg discomfort is needed. Classic dvt signs and symptoms include calf pain and tenderness, lower leg swelling and often ankle edema, calf pain on straightening the leg and bending your foot backwards. Usually there are predisposing conditions in dvt cases such as prolonged bed rest or leg injury. If leg discomfort persists, get quizzed and examined by your physician. ...Read more

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I hit my toe hour ago and now it's red and it hurts when I move it. Can a bad hit to a toe lead to DVT? How to tell if it's broken?

I hit my toe hour ago and now it's red and it hurts when I move it. Can a bad hit to a toe lead to DVT? How to tell if it's broken?

Question: A toe injury is not likely to cause deep vein thrombosis. To tell if the toe is broken you need to see a Dr., radiography might be needed. ...Read more

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Should a known dvt in the leg be monitored with regular ultrasounds to ensure dvt has not moved or got bigger or no new dvt's have developed?

Should a known dvt in the leg be monitored with regular ultrasounds to ensure dvt has not moved or got bigger or no new dvt's have developed?

Not useful: The DVT can take up to 6 months to dissolve completely on blood thinners (Coumadin or 1 of the newer agents) for the time period specified by your doctor. While ultrasound is useful in detecting a DVT (due to Doppler), it is less useful in showing how big/small the clot is over time. Your best bet is warfarin: that has shown to prevent migration of even small flecks of the clot. Se HealthTap Prime ...Read more

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My INR is @ the goal, 4 my dvt, is it normal 4 the swelling 2 move to my ankle, @ first there was no swelling of it, it's now 7 weeks since I have dvt.?

My INR is @ the goal, 4 my dvt, is it normal 4 the swelling 2 move to my ankle, @ first there was no swelling of it, it's now 7 weeks since I have dvt.?

Maybe: See your doctor to make sure it has not progressed. Also ask doctor if you are a candidate for tpa (alteplase) infusion or trellis clot removal. Will potentially help you from having damaged vein valves later. ...Read more

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Plane ride FL to NY and back and while there made a few hours worth of roadtrips. I used the restroom and moved around but left leg is sore. DVT?

Plane ride FL to NY and back and while there made a few hours worth of roadtrips. I used the restroom and moved around but left leg is sore. DVT?

Always slight risk: For people who take long flights, long rides, usually older age group than you with pre- existent vascular disease. Hydrate well move around frequently, and drive carefully If you want you take low dose (85mg) aspirin wear elastic stockings You will be fine ...Read more

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I had my wisdom tooth removed yesterday day local anaesthetic. I now have pelvic pain on both sides? I couldn't move or drink much, could it be dvt.

I had my wisdom tooth removed yesterday day local anaesthetic. I now have pelvic pain on both sides? I couldn't move or drink much, could it be dvt.

DVT: I do not think there is a correlation in your case between the removal and the pelvic pain;dvt no unless you have had it before and at your age I would doubt it. Please see your md to determine the cause of the pain even if it appears better today. ...Read more

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Dvt 4 days after knee surgery. On Coumadin (warfarin) and lenovox. Should I stay off my feet or move around more?

Dvt 4 days after knee surgery. On Coumadin (warfarin) and lenovox. Should I stay off my feet or move around more?

Probably ok: To walk. As long as you are on anticoagulation therapy, risk of embolization is small. Must get ok from your orthopedic surgeon also. Less risk of post phlebitic syndrome if you use medical grade compression hose for 6 months to 2 years. If you do physical therapy, for your knee, probably not good to massage the leg where the DVT is present. ...Read more

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I have DVT and on xarelto. The pain spread from left anterior shin to left groin. Is red area (from itching) on bladder a clot that moved up?

I have DVT and on xarelto. The pain spread from left anterior shin to left groin. Is red area (from itching) on bladder a clot that moved up?

Clots do not go 2 th: -bladder. If you had DVT better get in 2 C Ur treating physician now that the groin may B involved. ...Read more

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Pain began in left calf. Has moved to thigh&still calf. Muscle spams & tightness. Pain not constant. No birth control. Checked for DVT x2.?

Leg pain: vascular?: Deep vein thromotic lesions are more serious but less common than superficial vein thrombi. Your "check for DVT x2 should have been via ultrasound tests (plethismography) to be certain there is not a deep vein clot. Superficial venous clots to move and can cause pain, but are less a concern. See your health care professional. ...Read more

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How can the nurse assess for dvts?

How can the nurse assess for dvts?

Needs imaging: Although for the diagnosis of DVT there is always the need of an imaging study such as a venous ultrasound a health care professional such as a nurse can identify a patient at high risk for DVT. A properly trained nurse can use a pretest probability scoring tool (Wells Score System) to aid in the diagnosis of DVT; however this score is mostly used by physicians. ...Read more

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Do dvts come on gradually or suddenly?

Do dvts come on gradually or suddenly?

DVT's: Tough question - but generally its a process - until a "critical mass" of clot has formed and thus a dvt. Prolonged immobilization can cause blood to pool and "stagnate" and start to form micro clots - and things snow ball from there. Certain medications carry a DVT risk factor - ie smokers who use birth control pills. ...Read more

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What is dvt?

Family practice: There maybe another DVT you are referring to, but DVT usually refers to deep vein thrombosis. This is a blood clot in the big veins that potentially can move up to your lung causing a pulmonary embolus. This is serious, deadly. Need to be treated with medication that prevents further blood clots. ...Read more

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What is dvt?

Clot in veins: (DVT) or deep vein thrombosis is identified as a blood clot in the deep vein system. Usually in the lower extremities of the body. It basically means that blood has thickened and clumped together. A blood clot can break apart and travel through the blood stream ending up in the lungs causing a (pe) or pulmonary embolism. It is a very serious condition that should be treated immediately. ...Read more

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How long DVT treated?

How long DVT treated?

Depends: The biggest question is whether you have a condition that caused the clot (ie cancer or a genetic condition) and if you had a pe associated with it--those conditions require longer (maybe forever) treatment. ...Read more

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How common is DVT at 24?

How common is DVT at 24?

DVT and early age.: DVT can occur at any age but it is uncommon in the 20 and younger group unless there are predisposing factors such as hereditary clotting disorders such as sickle cell or other causes of clotting such as casts, injuries, prolonged bed rest, tumors and prolonged flying or driving time. If you have had a clotting problem, especially at an early age, then you should have an evaluation for clotting. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of DVT?

What are symptoms of DVT?

Dvt: New onset swelling, associated discomfort
usually preceded by a period of prolonged sitting or lying in bed
also recent airplane travel, trauma, long car trip ...Read more

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Do I have a possible DVT?

DVT EVALUATION: If you have any concerns that you may have a DVT then you should see a vein specialist, your PMD or go to the ER for a venous examination and a venous duplex examination. This ultrasound can prove or disprove the DX from the groin down with over 90% accuracy. ...Read more

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What are the signs for dvt?

5 common symptoms: Some patients do not have any signs of DVT while others may experience symptoms of leg pain or swelling, warmth of the skin, skin changes such as discoloration or redness, fatigue of the limb, or bulging veins. ...Read more

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Is DVT a hereditary problem?

Is DVT a hereditary problem?

DVT: Some people who have blood clotting disorders in the family are at risk for getting DVT as they also may have the same problem. ...Read more

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Do young women ever get dvt?

Do young women ever get dvt?

Yes: High risk if birth control pills and smoking. ...Read more

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What does DVT pain feel like?

Symptoms of DVT: The affected limb becomes swollen and tight. Since its a venous issue - pulses are still present. However, the limb is swollen and tender to touch. It may also be warmer. It will be painful to walk if it affects the legs. ...Read more

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For DVT which foods are best?

Regular diet: There are no special foods to eat or foods to avoid but your intake of vitamin k should remain relatively constant. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have dvt?

How do you know if you have dvt?

Ultrasound: Duplex ultrasound is diagnostic for most dvt's except in the iliac or vena cava where a ct venogram is diagnostic. Symptoms include leg pain and swelling. ...Read more

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How would you describe DVT pain?

How would you describe DVT pain?

Pain with swelling: Half of all DVT cases cause no symptoms. If you do have any of the DVT symptoms below -- especially if they occur suddenly -- call your doctor right away. Swelling in one or both legs. Pain or tenderness in one or both legs, which may occur only while standing or walking. Warmth in the skin of the affected leg. Red or discolored skin in the affected leg. Visible surface veins and leg fatigue. ...Read more