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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Board Certified, Pain Management
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How can you tell if you have a blood clot?

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Board Certified, Pain Management
24 years in practice
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How can you tell if you have a blood clot?

Physical exam: Physical exam is unreliable. An ultrasound is simplest quickest method recommended. Please go to the emergency room if u think you do. If u can take aspirin, chew two in the meantime. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Robert Kent
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
7 years in practice
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How can I tell if you have a blood clot?

Dr. Robert Kent
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
7 years in practice
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How can I tell if you have a blood clot?

If you are having : Swelling in just one of your legs, then get it checked out. If you have this swelling, and/or pain, redness, heat, then get it checked out immediately. Some people have blood clots in there legs and can be asymptomatic. If you suspect a blood clot, this can lead to something called an embolism, or travelling clot, that can be lodged in your lungs and can occasionally be fatal, so get checked out! ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Can blood tests tell if you have a blood clot?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Can blood tests tell if you have a blood clot?

D-dimer: Depending on the cutoff level, this point-of-care test can help rule out a dangerous blood clot such as one in the leg or lung. ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Wu
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
13 years in practice
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How could you tell if you have a blood clot in your thigh?

Dr. Timothy Wu
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
13 years in practice
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How could you tell if you have a blood clot in your thigh?

Swelling and pain: While these are not specific, swelling and pain of the thigh or of the calf can be signs and symptoms of deep vein clots of the thighs. Blood clots of the arteries in the thighs would cause a cold, painful, and numb foot and calf. The only way to know for sure is to go to the er or see a vascular surgeon who can do an ultrasound of the blood vessels to see clot. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Riga Pemba
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
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How can you tell if you have a blood clot in legs?

Dr. Riga Pemba
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
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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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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
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Please tell me what happens if you have a blood clot in your leg?

Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
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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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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
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How can you tell you have a blood clot when your legs always swell some during a trip?

Dr. Luis Villaplana
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
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How can you tell you have a blood clot when your legs always swell some during a trip?

Blood clots hurt!: In just about everyone.

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Dr. Philip Chao
Board Certified, Radiology
33 years in practice
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How do I tell if I have a blood clot?

Dr. Philip Chao
Board Certified, Radiology
33 years in practice
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How do I tell if I have a blood clot?

Pain, fever, ask : Your doctor. If youave a swollen extremity it is imporant to make sure it is not from a clot. If your clot is in your brain or abdomen or chest it might just be painful. It might not cause swelling. ...Read more

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Dr. Omar Esponda
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Can you tell me how to know if I have a blood clot?

Dr. Omar Esponda
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
10 years in practice
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Can you tell me how to know if I have a blood clot?

Imaging: The only way to determine if you have a blood clot is by performing an imaging study. Depending the are in which the clot is presumed to be your physician will recommend the appropriate study. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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Can you tell me if i could wear a corset if I have a blood clot in my liver?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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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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