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How Do I Know If I Have A Blood Clot In My Leg
I have red and purple blood clot looking things on my left leg and has been spreading up my leg over the last few years! No one knows what it is?
Vein clots: Possible blood clots in your leg veins. Go to see a doctor. It may be serious. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is potentially serious; see your doctor. ...Read more
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
Yes possible: Either you can have hypercoag unable status which means u form clots more than usual or in some patients with a condition called pfo/ patent foramen ovale where right and left heart chambers/ the atriums can connect directly and clots from leg can travel through veins from right to left side of heart and can cause a stroke in a condition called paradoxical embolism. ...Read more
See urologist ASAP: That is perplexing. The blood clots are treated with anti-coagulation, so there is an increased risk of bleeding. I am not a urologist, however, so I defer ot their expertise as to the source of the bleeding in the seminal tract. ...Read more
Could I have a blood clot in my leg if I have excruciating pain in my calf during walking or exercising?
Need vascular eval.: Pain with walking is a classic symptom of a vascular problem called claudication. This symptom is typically brought on by walking and relieved by rest. It is usually due to a narrowing or blockage in a leg artery with the symptoms occurring below the level of the narrowing. There are certainly other things that can cause your problem. You should be evaluated by a vascular surgeon. ...Read more
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
I'm 18 y/o male and I think I have a blood clot in my leg. Both of my calfs are sore but I walked a few miles the other day but there is pain in right?
Unlikely: At this age unlikely unless you have family history or some sort of clot forming disorder. You probably strained your leg muscles from walking. See your doctor to get checked. ...Read more
Do I have a blood clot in my leg? . It hurts to bend my knee or lean on it and my calf and foot ache. I can hear something crack when I flex it.
Probably not: Generally, clots occur because you have 1) a blood condition that promotes clotting or 2) you've been traveling or had a medical problem and were immobile for a long time. If your leg isn't swollen or red, it's probably not a clot. Leg pain can be due to many things. Clots don't make any noise. But if you're concerned see your doctor, who might order an ultrasound if indicated by your exam. ...Read more
Go to your doctor: A blood clot to the lower extremities can increase your risk of embolization (a piece of the clot gets dislodged from the point of origin and travels to other part of the body). This could provoke a more worrisome situation in which a clot goes to the lungs; which at times could be fatal. If properly medicated the risk of embolization can be decreased with blood thinners. ...Read more
I don't know if I have a blood clot or not but get these stabbing pains in my leg and a little soreness but that's about it?
Blood thinners: If you have a large blood clot in your leg, you have an emergency that can kill you. The blood clot can break off and get stuck in your lungs. Call your doctor! He can test you for the clot and put you on blood thinners that will allow the clot to stabilize and dissolve. ...Read more
Venous ultrasound: DVT can easily be checked with ultrasound. ...Read more
Blood Clot Pain: Blood clots may be present without any signs. However patients usually seek a doctors opinion because one extremity, arm or leg, is more swollen than the other. Classic teaching is that you may have pain in your calf muscles or feel a cord-a solid ridge under the skin-that is a blood vessel filled with clot. Occasionally patients will feel short of breath or have a racing heart. ...Read more
How would I know if I had a blood clot in my leg? I have a indention on the outside of my upper calf and pain running up the back of my thigh.
See a doctor: You need an exam and possible a duplex ultrasound to rule out clot. ...Read more
Yes: If you have a blood clot in the deep veins of the leg, they can break loose and travel up through the heart, and into the lungs where it can cause a pulmonary embolism. This is potentially life threatening, but the risk is markedly reduced by taking a blood thinner like coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more
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