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How Do You Know You Have A Blood Clot
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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