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How do you know if you have a blood clot in your leg?

How do you know if you have a blood clot in your leg?

Need testing: The only way to know if you have a blood clot is to get testing by a doctor. The two most common test is a venous ultrasound of the legs or a blood test called a D-dimer test. You would need one of these to assess. Although some patients with blood clots have leg symptosm of pain & swelling, many have no immediate symptoms at all & so can be dangerous (can embolize to lungs or delayed symptoms). ...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 know if you have a blood clot in your leg?

How do you know if you have a blood clot in your leg?

DVT: Your leg usually calf will be red and tender. Leg will be swollen with pain when you walk.. Diagnosis can be confirmed by Doppler ultrasound . See your doctor because if you have, you need to be anticoagulated. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a blood clot in your heart?

How do you know if you have a blood clot in your heart?

Ultrasound: An echocardiogram with see clot in the ventricles, and a special echocardiogram called transesophogeal echocardiogram will see clot in the smaller spaces of the upper chambers (atrial appendage), . ...Read more

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How do you know you have blood clot in your legs?

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How do you know you have blood clot in your legs?

Clot in the leg/DVT: Deep venous thrombosis can be suspected by asymmetric swelling of legs, tenderness in the calf but confirmed by ultrasound of the extremity concerned. ...Read more

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Looking for dr in okc that knows about blood clots?

Looking for dr in okc that knows about blood clots?

Search this site!: Depends upon what you need to know/do regarding blood clots. Artery or vein blocked? Treatment or prevention? Risk factors? Family history? There's a "find a doctor" function somewhere on this website - https://www.Healthtap.Com/#member/doctors/find_a_doctor/name/oklahoma city. Start w/family doctors & general internists. If that doesn't help, ask for referral to hematologist. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a blood clot?

How do I know if I have a blood clot?

Sudden leg swelling: You may or may not have any symptoms. Symptoms depend on where the clot is and how extensive it is. Clots in the leg veins may cause leg swelling and possibly calf pain and tenderness. Again, many times clots are "silent.". ...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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What to do if might have a blood clot?

What to do if might have a blood clot?

Blood Clot: If you are concerned that you may have a blood clot, go directly to the nearest emergency department to be evaluated. They can determine whether a blood clot is present. ...Read more

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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

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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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How can they telll if I have a blood clot?

Ultrasound: While there are many tests, the most common test ordered to look for a clot is an ultrasound. ...Read more

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How do you know if u have a blood clot disorder ?

How do you know if u have a blood clot disorder ?

Blood clot disorder: Easy, do you bruise easily? When you cut yourself shaving do you stop bleeding after a while. Is that what you mean by "a blood clot disoreder", or are you speaking about venous thrombosis, blood clot in the veins of your legs that can travel to your lungs ( pulmonary embolism) that cause sudden death? A venous thrombosis is usually pretty painful and the leg swells up pretty dramatically. ...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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What is a good means of determining if I have a blood clot?

Depends on where: Venous blood clots in the arms and legs often produce swelling and a fullness like pain, and sometimes a discoloration however can be present without symptoms especially in their early stages. Other symptoms can be unexplained fever or shortness of breath. An good history and physical with an ultrasound if indicated will help. Do you have risk factors? This is an improtant discussion point. ...Read more

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Can i have a blood clot weeks to months without don't know?

Can i have a blood clot weeks to months without don't know?

Symptoms of thrombus: Symptoms are dependent on whether the clot fully blocks blood flow enough to cause symptoms. In some locations though, the "collateral" circulation is sufficient to preclude significant symptoms until some other stress occurs. So smaller clots, only partially occulding clots, or clots in vessels with rich collateral networks may not be symptomatic. ...Read more

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What should I do about potential to have a blood clot at age 20?

What should I do about potential to have a blood clot at age 20?

Be active n healthy: Immobility, trauma,surgery and other illness, numerous inherited medical conditions like protein S, and C deficiency, previous blood clots and age can increase the risk of blood clots. The risk of a blood clot at age 20 is very low unless you have some of the more serious risk factors listed above. It is best to stay healthy and active and consider compression socks for long trips. ...Read more