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How can I tell if you have a blood clot?

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

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 if you have a blood clot?

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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Can blood tests tell if you have a blood clot?

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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How could you tell if you have a blood clot in your thigh?

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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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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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 I tell if I have a blood clot?

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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Can you tell me how to know if I have a blood clot?

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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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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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 have a blood clot in my right atrium attached to the catheter on my chemo port.Have had multiple TEEs. Is MRI a better way to tell what it really is?

I have a blood clot in my right atrium attached to the catheter on my chemo port.Have had multiple TEEs. Is MRI a better way to tell what it really is?

No. Ultrasound.: In all likelihood, the MRI won't reveal any more information than what ultrasound has already determined (TEE is a type of echocardiogram or ultrasound of the chest). TEE checks for migration (movement) of the clot & it's size. An MRI is an expensive way to do that; TEE is "as-good". If you're being treated w/ blood thinners, stay the course for 6 mo as clots can take long time to shrink. Patience ...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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I had a baby 6 wks ago by csection.. i found out i have a blood clot in my uterus they didnt do anything but reschedule my apt What do i do tell then?

I had a baby 6 wks ago by csection.. i found out i have a blood clot in my uterus they didnt do anything but reschedule my apt What do i do tell then?

Depends on symptoms: If you are having heavy bleeding (soaking a pad or more within an hour) or having severe cramping, fevers or abdominal pain, you should see you doctor sooner. If it is a small blood clot it could be your body getting ready to have a period after delivery also. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about blood clot?

Can you tell me about blood clot?

Vague question: Please visit this site for information on this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/blood-clots/basics/definition/SYM-20050850 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a blood clot?

Can you tell me about a blood clot?

Vague question: Blood clots are a normal response to injury to blood vessels and tissues. Blood clots forming inside veins and arteries are abnormal and can result in tissue injury. You may consult this site for more info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/blood-clots/basics/definition/SYM-20050850 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your getting a blood clot ?

How can you tell if your getting a blood clot ?

Maybe: The word "getting" is difficult to answer in reference to the signs of getting a blood clot compared to the signs of a blood clot. So the discussion is on the signs of stasis of blood flow which occurs before some blood clots form. These signs other than an enlarged veins are tenderness in or over the vein, and the tenderness is more localized if a clot is maturing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what occurs to blood clot in body?

Can you tell me what occurs to blood clot in body?

Disolve: The body has a system that is designed to dissolve the clots. However, sometimes the body needs our help with blood thinners to keep it from propagating/expanding while it is dissolving it. The process can take a few days, weeks or months. Sometimes, the clot become scarred up (fibrotic or organized) and does not move or change (chronic clot). ...Read more