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Someone I know suffered a severe blood clot and one symptom was severe hip pain. Every once in a while I have hip pain too. Should this be a concern??

Someone I know suffered a severe blood clot and one symptom was severe hip pain. Every once in a while I have hip pain too. Should this be a concern??

Most likely not: It is not clear if the pt had a blood clot in the leg or to the lung. Hip pain per se is not a sign of a blood clot. There is more to the story we have not heard. It is important to note that pain in the hip is not noted to be a sign of a blood clot. If you take BCP it puts you at a higher risk.
Best wishes. ...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 can you tell the difference between sciatica and a blood clot? If there is no back or hip pain, just leg pain above the knee. Ty

How can you tell the difference between sciatica and a blood clot? If there is no back or hip pain, just leg pain above the knee. Ty

Generally you can't: Unless you have a fever or swollen limb which may suggest a clot more than sciatica otherwise not very specific. I would suggest ruling out the clot first and then workup the sciatica issue afterwards. ...Read more

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Pain in hip (butt) on left side. Pain radiates down the left leg all the to the foot. Hurts to sit, walk, only on left side. Is this a blood clot?

Pain in hip (butt) on left side. Pain radiates down the left leg all the to the foot. Hurts to sit, walk, only on left side. Is this a blood clot?

Sciatica?: Is there any swelling in the limb? It sounds like sciatica, pinched nerve in the back, probably not a blood clot. You would need a venous dopper to rule that out ...Read more

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Can breaking a hip lead to blood clots?

Can breaking a hip lead to blood clots?

Yes: Not directly but hip fracture will lead to stasis in blood along with immobility increase risk of deep vein thrombosis DVT tremendously. These patient should be on prophylactic dose anticoagulants. ...Read more

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Confused about breaking a hip and blood clots, what to do?

Confused about breaking a hip and blood clots, what to do?

Hip fracture: Hip fracture with its associated bedrest due to pain, immobilization and surgery will lead to increased risk of deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the deep leg and pelvic veins). DVT may lead to clots thrown to the lungs and even death. Therefore anti clotting agents are prescribed to prevent DVT after hip fracture. ...Read more

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Left hip area is numb, blood clot related?

Left hip area is numb, blood clot related?

No: Unless you had severe injury to left hip and numbness occurred right after a large bruise " clot", spontaneous blood clots do not cause numbness and look for cause in other areas. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Been bleeding for 3 months dark red in colour and have pain from hip to hip and last week lost lot of blood clots?

Been bleeding for 3 months dark red in colour and have pain from hip to hip and last week lost lot of blood clots?

Exam needed: Bleeding for that length of time is abnormal. Pain should be evaluated in this context. Please go see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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My great grandma got sent to the hospital for a fractured hip and a blood clot in her lung and she's 96. What could happen?

My great grandma got sent to the hospital for a fractured hip and a blood clot in her lung and she's 96. What could happen?

Death vs Improvement: At 96 hip fractures and pulmonary emboli (blood clots in the lungs) are serious (not that they are ever not serious) and commonly lead to death. With exemplary care and a lot of luck she might be able to pull through, especially if her mental status is good. However you should be prepared for a fatal outcome, I'm sorry to say. ...Read more

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Pain in both back ribs when I take deep breath, and when I move a certain way it hurts around my hip/rib area. What could it be? Blood clot? Pleurisy?

Pain in both back ribs when I take deep breath, and when I move a certain way it hurts around my hip/rib area. What could it be? Blood clot? Pleurisy?

Could be pleurisy: If not clearly due to injury, and if the rib areas are not tender to touch/pressure, the source of the pain is internal. Pain with breathing in the chest area is pleuritic pain. Causes vary and include infections, blood clot, other inflammatory conditions and rarely cancer. If it persists, doesn't respond to simple measures, or if associated with short breath, cough, or fever seek medical help. ...Read more

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If an elderly person breaks a hip then develops a blood clot in the lungs, how would a blood thinner save his life?

If an elderly person breaks a hip then develops a blood clot in the lungs, how would a blood thinner save his life?

2nd clot: If that person lives long enough to start a blood thinner (ie, they don't immediately die with the first blood clot), the issue becomes preventing a second, fatal clot. That's where treatment with blood thinners are important: preventing the second, fatal clot. Moreover, the first clot will gradually dissolve on blood thinners over time. ...Read more

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Severe sporadic shooting pain in left thigh, wraps down from hip, across anterior thigh into medial thigh just above knee. Possibly a blood clot?

Could be: Venous problem, nerve problem, or infection, difficult to tell without more details and examination. You should see your doctor for accurate diagnosis, b/c treatment is different for each of these conditions. ...Read more

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I had a procedure done to remove a blood clot from my leg, my hip bone is pressing down on a vein. What questions should I ask on my follow up?

I had a procedure done to remove a blood clot from my leg, my hip bone is pressing down on a vein. What questions should I ask on my follow up?

Great question!: It's fantastic that you are engaged in your own healthcare! Questions about ways to prevent this from occurring again would be appropriate, as well as knowing what early symptoms to watch for in the event it happens again. ...Read more

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On inactive pills. Severe pain radiating from hip to knee; lasted throughout the night. Blood clot fears... Could this pain be normal before period?

On inactive pills. Severe pain radiating from hip to knee; lasted throughout the night. Blood clot fears... Could this pain be normal before period?

Severe pain: Severe pain is never normal. Blood clots at age 24 are very rare. The chances that it's something else like nerve or muscle issues is high. But there may be something rare like endometriosis sitting on the pelvic floor for example. A good gynecologist should be able to figure it out. Please feel free to ask more questions if you have any. Dr. C. ...Read more

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Can blood clots give you a "vibrating" feeling in you legs? Having a lot of pain in the very top of my thigh/hip radiats down leg and across pelvis

Can blood clots give you a "vibrating" feeling in you legs? Having a lot of pain in the very top of my thigh/hip radiats down leg and across pelvis

Vibrating Feeling: Vibrating feeling is unusual. You may have mralgia paresthetica, a dysfunction of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve which comes out of the abdoment across the front hip bone and permits sensation to the upper outer thigh. You could also have disc disease at the l3-4 level. If oyu are concerned about blood clots, you should see your primary care doctor asap. ...Read more

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My 90 year old dad is experiencing a new, but severe pain between his left knee and hip. He went to er-no blood clots and somewhat healthy. Causes?

Leg pain: At 90 he should be checked deeper for referred pain from his back, hip, pyriformis.
At times a bone scan will find something. What is his psa? ...Read more

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I have been experiencing some pain when urinating for a week now. I did pee some blood/clots. Minor ache between hip and ribs in back area?

I have been experiencing some pain when urinating for a week now. I did pee some blood/clots. Minor ache between hip and ribs in back area?

Go See Your DOC: You probably have a bladder infection and need antibiotics. Your pain may be due to a swollen kidney from the infection. You need to see a doctor today or tomorrow. ...Read more

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Robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy 2 weeks ago for ovarian cancer staging. Left leg pain ever since. Neg for blood clot. Pain shoots down leg from hip.

Robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy 2 weeks ago for ovarian cancer staging. Left leg pain ever since. Neg for blood clot. Pain shoots down leg from hip.

Nerve pain: This sounds like nerve pain which can be caused by the surgery or by positioning for the surgery. Talk to your surgeon about it. Best wishes for your response to treatment. ...Read more

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My mother had hip surgery. Was doing well. Blood clot found and taken care of. Now she can no longer walk. Leg feels numb.

My mother had hip surgery. Was doing well. Blood clot found and taken care of. Now she can no longer walk. Leg feels numb.

Let's sort out: Blood clot unlikely to prevent walking now. The leg numbness could well involve peripheral nerve compression, but might wonder if she has had a stroke, or if she might possess problem in lumbar spine such as a stenosis affecting the leg. So, do the variation of possibilities it is quite helpful to now get a skillful neurologist involved. ...Read more

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Hi. Last night I fell down 15 carpeted steps on hip. Severely bruised, Very swollen, history of blood clot in lung when pregnant. Should I worry?

Hi. Last night I fell down 15 carpeted steps on hip. Severely bruised, Very swollen, history of blood clot in lung when pregnant. Should I worry?

See a doctor: Worrying is not going to solve anything. You should see a doctor or go to an emergency room to get checked out and to ascertain if you need to be on clot prophylaxis. ...Read more

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Had blood clot in right leg on blood thinner, tonite had sharpe pain top of right hip and lower right side of tummy. What could b the cause of pain?

DId it go away?: If the pain went away within an hour or so, it's unlikely to be anything serious. If the pain persists, or gets worse, then it could be abnormal bleeding within your abdominal wall, or within your abdominal cavity. These would be reasons to seek prompt medical attention, in case your blood thinner medication needs to be adjusted. ...Read more

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Severe pain behind my left hip which radiates down my leg. Mucus constipation. Dizzy and loss of focus. History of blood clot and family cancer.

Sciatic pain: Symptoms typical for impingment on sciatic n. causing pain radiating down leg. If this is a disk problem then other symptoms unrelated. At times problem is in pelvis deep to hypogastric vein where schiatic n. roots form main nerve passing thru s. notch. History of blood clots and cancer suggest pelvic side wall lesion impinging on nerve to cause pain. Pelvic CAT may help R.O. lesion ...Read more

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I can't tell if it's a nerve or a blood clot. Have slight aches or sharp pains on my calf, knee, thigh, hip, foot for months no swelling or red. Any idea?

I can't tell if it's a nerve or a blood clot. Have slight aches or sharp pains on my calf, knee, thigh, hip, foot for months no swelling or red. Any idea?

Needs to be checked: We can not tell you what it could be, but pain persisting for months without any swelling is unlikely to be from a blood clot.I wil suggest you get yourself checked by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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How do I distinguish pain from my sciatica in both legs from a blood clot? I get scared because the pains I Get from hip to foot. Pain similar 2 dvt?

How do I distinguish pain from my sciatica in both legs from a blood clot? I get scared because the pains I Get from hip to foot. Pain similar 2 dvt?

Generally you can't: Unless you have a fever or swollen limb which may suggest a clot more than sciatica otherwise not very specific. I would suggest ruling out the clot first and then workup the sciatica issue afterwards. ...Read more

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I have a blood clot disorder and have a clot in my left hip lung I'm on warfarin An T3 (liothyronine) my right arm to sore Is it a side effects?

I have a blood clot disorder and have a clot in my left hip lung I'm on warfarin An T3 (liothyronine) my right arm to sore Is it a side effects?

Look for a cause.: If you have a tendency to have blood clots, see a vascular specialist who can take a thorough history, perform a careful physical exam and test for "pro-coagulant factors". Proper treatment requires careful attention to detail. ...Read more

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Burning/blood/clots when urinating. Little increase in urgency. Ache in side/back between ribs & hip. History of uti/stones. No fever. For a week now.?

Burning/blood/clots when urinating. Little increase in urgency. Ache in side/back between ribs & hip. History of uti/stones. No fever. For a week now.?

GO see your doc: You likely have a UTI and need antibiotics. You can buy urostat over the counter in the meantime, but need to start antibiotics soon. Go get your urine tested at your family doctor's office. ...Read more

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Hip Pain (Definition)

Depending upon who is using the term, hip pain may be limited to pain coming from the hip joint itself, or it can describe pain from a number of different causes in the ...Read more