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How do you tell if you got blood clots in the legs after a flight?

How do you tell if you got blood clots in the legs after a flight?

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

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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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Blood clots in the legs, how can I tell? On pill and sit a lot.

Blood clots in the legs, how can I tell? On pill and sit a lot.

Pain is key, worse: When flexing/extending ankle. Is one leg larger than the other? Call your doc if so or go to urgent care. U/s next, used to require venogram now rarely if ever done. The risk is dislodged clot, piece traveling to lung causing pulmonary embolus. Can be lethal. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have blood clots in the legs, how can I tell?

How can I tell if I have blood clots in the legs, how can I tell?

Ultrasound: The classic symptoms of a blood clot in the legs are pain and swelling. It is possible, though, to have a blood clot and not know it. The best way to know for sure whether you have a blood clot or not is to have any venous ultrasound. If your are worried that you might have a blood clot, you should get it checked out right away. ...Read more

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Help me plan for 17hr flight. 60 female concerned with blood clots in the legs?

Help me plan for 17hr flight. 60 female concerned with blood clots in the legs?

Flight blood clots: Long flights are very problematic. Clots in the legs can be fatal and may not even present during the flight but may present a few weeks later. If you can travel business class where there is more leg room. If this is not possible then make sure you talk frequent walks, airlines also provide videos of exercises in the seat. Also but compression socks/stockings. Expect leg swelling as normal. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I take other than warfarin to get rid of my blood clots in my leg?

Please tell me what can I take other than warfarin to get rid of my blood clots in my leg?

Anticoagulants: We have both IV and oral anticoagulants. Your doctor can discuss with you which one(s) are appropriate for you. Warfarin has the longest track record. Some new ones are on the market and being marketed heavily. ...Read more

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I don't exercise I basically sit all day on my phone.. Now I'm scares that I have blood clots in my leg.. Can you feel blood clots, & how can u tell ?

I don't exercise I basically sit all day on my phone.. Now I'm scares that I have blood clots in my leg.. Can you feel blood clots, & how can u tell ?

Doppler test is: a way to determine if you have blood clots. Please see your doc who will determine if you need that test or not. If not, maybe your anxiety is manifesting in fears about you health. This is fairly common and very treatable by a mental health professional. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Question about blood clots in the legs. Do you know you have them?

Question about blood clots in the legs. Do you know you have them?

Clots in legs: Sometimes they present suddenly . Calf pain and swelling may imply clots. Swelling in one leg could indicate clots. Changes in foot or toe color may be seen. One leg feeling different in hot/cold might indicate an issue. If you are concerned you must seek immediate care. ...Read more

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Blood clots in the legs, how can I prevent?

Blood clots in the legs, how can I prevent?

Stay active: Inactivity is a major risk factor for blood clots in the legs. Also, recent surgery, especially any kind that will make you immobile for a while is a common cause. Usually, surgeons will give medicine to prevent a clot, like heparin. Certain medicines like estrogen in birth control pills also can cause clots. If going on a trip, make sure to get up every hour or so and move the legs. ...Read more

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How serious are blood clots in the legs or thighs?

How serious are blood clots in the legs or thighs?

Very serious: A blood clot in the leg has the potential to break free and float up to the right side of the heart, and into one of the lungs. This is potentially fatal. The risk is a lot higher if the clot is in the deep veins of the thigh, and less if it is in the calf. Superficial vein clots are not dangerous. If you have a clot in the deep vein of the thigh, you'll need blood thinning drugs like coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more