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How Long After Surgery Can You Get A Blood Clot
Who was the first person to get a blood clot removed from their leg by surgery? When did doctors start doing that?
Rare: But following the treatment regiment is key to prevention. For low risk surgery early movement (walking) is the most important advise. For larger surgery where you remain in bed for a while, medications and leg pumps may be used for prevention. Getting up and out of bed as early as possible is still important however. ...Read more
Possible: Blood clots in the leg veins does have a slightly increased risk after surgery. Sitting for long time periods can increase the risk of this. But likely there would usually be associated symptoms of leg pain or leg swelling. If you are concerned, you should talk to you surgeon immediately. ...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
If medications can't shrink or get rid of the blood clot in my lungs, will I need surgery to get it out?
I recently had a small tumor removed off my leg, and have a blood clot at the incision. .. The surgery was done in the doctors office, when I went back to get the 4 stitches out he said I had a blood clot, so he left a small hole at the end of the incisi
Blood collection at surgical sites are common and resorb with time
they may liquefy and drain
local heating pad (do not put on high or burn yourself) may expedite. ...Read more
Forever: The blood clot should never fall out. This is true for any blood clot anywhere in the body. The blood clot will slowly change into the type of tissues needed for healing & repair; in the case of a tooth extraction, it will change into new bone & gum. If you lose the clot, healing with be impaired and delayed. So, don't disturb it, and allow it time to heal. Unfortunately, it is lost sometimes. ...Read more
Mom needs knee replacement surgery but is scared about blood clots. But if they put her on blood thinners it would be impossible to get a clot right?
My mother had hip surgery. Was doing well. Blood clot found and taken care of. Now she can no longer walk. Leg feels numb.
Let's sort out: Blood clot unlikely to prevent walking now. The leg numbness could well involve peripheral nerve compression, but might wonder if she has had a stroke, or if she might possess problem in lumbar spine such as a stenosis affecting the leg. So, do the variation of possibilities it is quite helpful to now get a skillful neurologist involved. ...Read more
I had a tonsillectomy and adenoids removed 2 weeks ago had a blood clot in throat and had to get surgery to remove it is my singing voice gone forever?
Unlikely: The surgery to remove the blood clot after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy sounds like you had a post tonsillectomy bleed. This can happen sometimes. Removing the clot and more importantly controlling the bleeding was likely your surgeons goal. Once you heal, you should have no issues with your voice. ...Read more
How long aft arthroscopic surgery (2 weeks ago)for medial meniscus tear should I be concerned re blood clots? Calf pain immed after surgery but no more.
Had knee surgery and now have a rash on my back am sick to my stomach and light headed was checked today for blood clots had none can't get into see?
Allergic?: You may be allergic to meds, stop and try benedryl for rash....If no better....Er. ...Read more
What Surgery?: We can not answer without knowing what king of surgery and for what. Since it has been 3 weeks and whatever surgery you had. I suggest you call your surgeon and ask him/her if you should be concerned. And ask him/her if you need to be examined. You may resubmit the question but better you ask this from your doctors ...Read more
Like liver!: A new blood clot will feel like a piece of uncooked liver. An old clot will feel (and look) like a piece of old cotton ball that has been stuck in your sink's drain for several months (kind of gross!). Hopefully, you won't have to find out what an old clot in the mouth tastes and smells like! Hope this helps. ...Read more
Yes: Massive blod clots in the lung can be removed by open heart surgery. Chronic debilitating clots may also be removed with open heart surgery. However most clots to the lung can be treated just with blood thinning medication. ...Read more
Ultrasound: Noninvasive, painless, but how to see clot. ...Read more
If a person has had a blood clot already, should they receive blood thinners after upcoming surgery?
Will a head blood clot require surgery? Will taking medicine be enough to make the blood clot go away?
Ok... I have surgery in two weeks. Will taking Plan B today put me at risk for blood clots during or after surgery?
Infection: You could have a complication or infection from the procedure. You should check with the doctor that performed the procedure or see your primary care doctor. ...Read more
WALK 4 times a day: Any surgery carries an increased risk of blood clots. Smoking, birth control pills, dehydration, and immobility and also increase this risk. The good news is that after minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery you are able to move around sooner and better than after traditional surgery with big incisions. Go slow and rest in between, but do walk at least 20 feet 4 times a day starting right away. ...Read more
My husband had prostrate surgery in march 2011 and has now started passing black blood clots in his urine?
My wife's having a cesarean I'm just worried about surgery and blood clots. This will be her second cesarean are they safe?
Based on situation: If an aneurysm or ateriovenous malformation has caused problem, surgical repair may be life saving. If a subdural or epidural hemorrhage, best to decompress unless very small and stable. If intracranial bleeding, may be far safer to be conservative, and not operate. But all situations are different and management decisions should vary. ...Read more
Probably not: It's probably associated with the knee surgery. Gravity simply allows the blood flow down to the ground and causes the bruising around your ankle. However, if you are having swelling in your calf or thigh with intense pain, you should have a doppler ultrasound to check it. ...Read more
My surgery waning february and still feeling something that feels like something (catheter) was in my arm. Is a blood clot the only explanation?
IV site phlebitis: If the cord in your arm is close by where your iv, (intravenous) catheter was inserted, then you may have superficial phlebitis. Phlebitis is a localized irritation of your vein and common after surgery of any IV site. Ice and Aspirin and time, should resolve the cord. Okay to show your doc. If it turns red or drains go in for evaluation. ...Read more
2 years ago I had a calcified blood clot removed from my left side below my rib. I'm having sharp pains in that same spot again. Do I need surgery?
See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thotoughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
My grandmother collapsed and is in surgery for blood clot in her brain. What is her chance of survival. She is 79 years old.
Not enough info.: I'm so sorry she's ill! It is impossible to give you a precise answer, since we don't know the cause or extent of the damage, or her general condition before this happened. Since she is getting surgery, someone feels like that will improve her chances, which is good. Time will tell. When talking to the surgeon, have a list of questions ready and make sure you right down the answers, for later. ...Read more
I am 19 and I just had inguinal hernia surgery. What is my risk for developing blood clots. Can I reduce this? .
Low: Should be very low at your age unless you have other medical issues. ...Read more
No: No but a bad idea for your brain. ...Read more
Ideally you: Don't want the blood clot to fall out. The blood clot is the foundation matrix for the formation of bone to fill the socket. If the blood clot is to degenerate / be lost then you develop a dry socket (48-72 hours) post extraction. If you adequately follow all the instructions given post extraction hopefully you should be fine. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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