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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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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 you tell if you got blood clots in the legs after a flight?

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How do you tell if you got blood clots in the legs after a flight?

Pain and swelling: Commonly, blood clots cause pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms. Ultrasound is the only way to know for sure. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with a DVT and a small clot in my lung. How soon before I can take a car trip (about 10 hours) if I am anticoagulated?

I was just diagnosed with a DVT and a small clot in my lung.  How soon before I can take a car trip (about 10 hours) if I am anticoagulated?

Soon.: Patients with a recent DVT (or pe) who are on anticoagulant treatment are at low risk of further clots. If taking coumadin, (warfarin) INR must be at goal (2-3). I recommend caution for patients traveling within 2 weeks of a new DVT or pe and slightly delaying things if practical. Dvt and pe can be serious and time to make sure that the correct diagnosis and treatment plan is in place, is needed. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to see dr for swollen leg if I have a history of blood clot in same leg?

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How long should I wait to see dr for swollen leg if I have a history of blood clot in same leg?

Immediately: I hope you have already sought attention. Having a blood clot previously makes it more likely that you can get one again. You don't want to wait on this. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have restless leg syndrome vs a blood clot in my left leg?

Ultrasound : I'm not aware of a blood clot causing restless leg syndrome. I'm assuming that you are talking of a venous clot or dvt. You can get a simple test called a venous doppler of your legs to rule this out. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could wear a corset if I have a blood clot in my liver?

Can you tell me if i could wear a corset if I have a blood clot in my liver?

Whoa: A blood clot in the liver (Budd-Chiari) is extremely serious. The last thing you need to be doing is wearing a corset or otherwise abusing your body. ...Read more

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I think I have a blood clot in my arm from getting blood taken at the hospital. What to do?

I think I have a blood clot in my arm from getting blood taken at the hospital. What to do?

Warm compressess: You have superficial phlebitis if the hand swells up need to see doctor and get a doppler to rule out bigvessel blood clot that may need blood thinners. ...Read more

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Would I be dizzy for 2 days if I had a blood clot or is it more likely from the head cold I currently have? I went on a long road trip.

Would I be dizzy for 2 days if I had a blood clot or is it more likely from the head cold I currently have? I went on a long road trip.

Deep vein thrombosis: Clots in legs occur if prolonged sitting in one position without moving the calf muscles, not drinking enough water. Use of birth control pills, family history of DVT, prior history of DVT and smoking makes one prone to it. Signs are calf swelling one side more than other with pain on squeezing calf. Dizziness can occur from many different causes. Head cold is one of them. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain in arm a week after blood drawn?

What to do if I have pain in arm a week after blood drawn?

Phlebitis: It is probably a phlebitis, which is an inflammation of the vein sometimes associated with a superficial clot as well. Treatment is usually warm compresses and NSAIDs. If it does not get better, be seen as they can sometimes get infected and need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I had a blood clot in leg that broke away to lung. i stayed in hospital for 4 and 1/2 days. i want to know if it's okay to exercise a bit?

I had a blood clot in leg that broke away to lung. i stayed in hospital for 4 and 1/2 days. i want to know if it's okay to exercise a bit?

Depends: While there are no specific guidelines for when to resume the exercise, it depends on the amount of clot in the lungs and the legs (clot burden), how are your symptoms, and type of exercise you are talking about. Basic idea is not to exert yourself to aggravate the lung function when the clot is fresh, and not to let the fresh clot in the leg to move to the lungs. Light exercises Ok if tolerated. ...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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I had a blood draw a week ago tomorrow and the bruise is getting worse was wondering what to do ?

I had a blood draw a week ago tomorrow and the bruise is getting worse was wondering what to do ?

Observation: Just try some warm compress over the area. The bruising will improve and resolve and the heat speeds the process up ...Read more

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I suspect a blood clot in my foot what should I do?

Medical Emergency : Blood clots are a medical emergency and should call 911 taken to hospital. ...Read more

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What can I do if my boyfriend has subdural hematoma. Can he fly in a plane for 17 hours?

What can I do if my boyfriend has subdural hematoma. Can he fly in a plane for 17 hours?

Depends: Is it large? Did he suffer trauma? When did it occur? How is he clinically? These are important to know. ...Read more

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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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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 right behind my knee? Pain & mild swelling behind knee on left leg. I'm only 18, normal weight but sedintary.

How can I tell if I have a blood clot right behind my knee? Pain & mild swelling behind knee on left leg. I'm only 18, normal weight but sedintary.

See physician: Physical examination by physician and then usually doppler ultraasound for confirmation. Sometimes pain in this area can be caused by baker cyst, collection of synovial fluid. ...Read more

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In what way can you tell if you have a blood clot in the leg?

In what way can you tell if you have a blood clot in the leg?

DVT symptoms.: While symptoms of DVT are fairly unreliable for diagnosis, the general symptoms include swelling, pain, tenderness and warmth to the calf muscle of the lower leg. There could also be a hardened vein that could be felt - we call this the "palpable cord". We can confirm/deny the diagnosis with a doppler/ultrasound of the vein in question. ...Read more

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Please tell me what happens if you have a blood clot in your leg?

Please tell me what happens if you have a blood clot in your leg?

DVT: A blood clot in the veins of your legs is called deep venous thrombosis (dvt). Depending on the size, this can cause pain, swelling, and redness. The most feared complication of this if if the clot were to travel to your lungs, called a pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a blood clot in your leg when you are on a long trip?

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How do you know if you have a blood clot in your leg when you are on a long trip?

Pain and swelling: Commonly, blood clots cause pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms. Ultrasound is the only way to know for sure. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a blood clot in legs?

How can you tell if you have a blood clot in legs?

Pain and swelling: There is usually pain and swelling of the legs. This pain can be worse on trying to flex and extend your ankles. If you have shortness of breath and chest pain as well go to the er to rule out a blood clot in your lungs. Risk factors include obesity, recent long distance travel, long periods of inactivity and sometimes clotting disorders. You will need a doppler study of the leg to rule this out. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have blood clots in the legs, how can I tell?

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How can I tell if I have blood clots in the legs, how can I tell?

Ultrasound: The classic symptoms of a blood clot in the legs are pain and swelling. It is possible, though, to have a blood clot and not know it. The best way to know for sure whether you have a blood clot or not is to have any venous ultrasound. If your are worried that you might have a blood clot, you should get it checked out right away. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have restless leg syndrome vs a blood clot in my left leg?

Ultrasound : I'm not aware of a blood clot causing restless leg syndrome. I'm assuming that you are talking of a venous clot or dvt. You can get a simple test called a venous doppler of your legs to rule this out. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I don't exercise I basically sit all day on my phone.. Now I'm scares that I have blood clots in my leg.. Can you feel blood clots, & how can u tell ?

I don't exercise I basically sit all day on my phone.. Now I'm scares that I have blood clots in my leg.. Can you feel blood clots, & how can u tell ?

Doppler test is: a way to determine if you have blood clots. Please see your doc who will determine if you need that test or not. If not, maybe your anxiety is manifesting in fears about you health. This is fairly common and very treatable by a mental health professional. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Blood clots in the legs, how can I tell? On pill and sit a lot.

Blood clots in the legs, how can I tell? On pill and sit a lot.

Pain is key, worse: When flexing/extending ankle. Is one leg larger than the other? Call your doc if so or go to urgent care. U/s next, used to require venogram now rarely if ever done. The risk is dislodged clot, piece traveling to lung causing pulmonary embolus. Can be lethal. ...Read more

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How do you tell if you got blood clots in the legs after a flight?

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Pain and swelling: Commonly, blood clots cause pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms. Ultrasound is the only way to know for sure. ...Read more

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Swollen leg, what can cause this besides a blood clot? How can you tell a blood clot?

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Swollen leg, what can cause this besides a blood clot?  How can you tell a blood clot?

Pain and swelling: Commonly, blood clots cause pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms. Ultrasound is the only way to know for sure, as dr. Korona said. Unfortunately, d-dimer results can be unreliable. ...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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Can anyone tell me if the pain from a blood clot in your leg is similar to the pain of an infection in your joint?

Pain: Pain is pain. The diagnosis of cause is contingent upon a good and detailed physical exam, history and possibly some testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can u tell if ur having a panic attack or its blood clot ? Have legs pain and shortness of breath

Pain in the leg: And shortness of breath are combination of symptoms that can be due to very serious problem of Blood clot in leg breaking and traveling to lungs Pulmonary Embolism And it needs to be ruled out as soon as possible by a simple test So please go to ER or call your primary care As soon as possible Anxiety by itself should not cause the combination is symptoms Good Luck ...Read more

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How do i tell the diff between a blood clot cramp and just a leg cramp? And leg is a little achy. Really nervous please help.

How do i tell the diff between a blood clot cramp and just a leg cramp? And leg is a little achy. Really nervous please help.

It is sometimes: difficult to tell the difference between the two, even for experienced clinicians. Only way to know for sure is with venous duplex. Depending on your risk factors and clinical exam, your doctor can order this test if it is appropriate. It could be something else also, such as tendon rupture or hematoma. ...Read more