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Doctor insights on: How Long Does Leg Cramps Associated With Deep Vein Thrombosis Last

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Dr. James Isobe
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Legs Cramping (Definition)

Leg pain can be due to a muscle cramp (also called a charley horse). Common causes of cramps include: * Dehydration or low amounts of potassium, sodium, calcium, or magnesium in the blood * Medications such as: o Diuretics, which can cause you to lose too much fluid or minerals o Statins, which lower cholesterol and can cause muscle injury * Muscle fatigue or strain from overuse, too much exercise, or holding a muscle in the same position ...Read more


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How long does pain in one leg associated with deep vein thrombosis last?

How long does pain in one leg associated with deep vein thrombosis last?

Variable: The initial treatment of the DVT is extremely important using proper anticoagulation, compression hose, ambulation, thrombolysis when indicated. The resultant post thrombotic status will weigh heavily on amount of pain one experiences, and this may be several weeks, several months, and even a lifetime. ...Read more

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How long does redness in one leg associated with deep vein thrombosis last?

How long does redness in one leg associated with deep vein thrombosis last?

Venous eczema: Redness due to vein obstruction and venous insufficiency is due to elevated interstitial pressure and inflammation. Once these are relieved, redness will subside. ...Read more

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How long does swelling in one leg associated with deep vein thrombosis last?

How long does swelling in one leg associated with deep vein thrombosis last?

Persistent: Depending upon the severity/extent of the dvt, and the treatment methods, the swelling can be minimal to severe, lasting weeks, to months, and years. The post thrombotic swelling can be lessened by using appropriate anticoagulation, compression hose, thrombolysis when indicated. ...Read more

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What to do after diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis in your leg?

What to do after diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis in your leg?

Requires treatment: Deep vein thrombosis carries the risk of pulmonary embolism (blood clot to the lung) or chronic post-thrombotic symdrome (swelling, pain) if not treated. Depending on the size, length and duration of the clot treatment might include anticoagulant drugs or a catheter treatment to remove the clot. Depending on the location of the DVT a filter might be placed to prevent passage to lungs. ...Read more

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If I have deep vein thrombosis in my legs, is this condition alone enough to cause death?

If I have deep vein thrombosis in my legs, is this condition alone enough to cause death?

Yes if it breaks off: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a clot that has formed in one of the deep veins, typically in the legs. By itself the majority of cases do not cause death when treated properly. The clot however may become bigger or break loose, traveling to the heart and lungs where it becomes a more serious condition with a higher risk of death. Treatment usually is a blood thinner medication and close follow-up. ...Read more

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Can sleeping with your legs crossed cause deep vein thrombosis?

Can sleeping with your legs crossed cause deep vein thrombosis?

Probably not: If you are otherwise healthy with no history of blood clots, recent surgery etc, crossing your legs should not cause dvt. ...Read more

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When younger people get venous leg ulcers they are caused by deep vein thrombosis? True?

When younger people get venous leg ulcers they are caused by deep vein thrombosis? True?

False: Not typically but they may be preceded by venous stasis dermatitis with darkish purple appearance of the skin typically located on the inner ankle skin area. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a small bruise that have some red in it and its hard. Its on the middle of the back of my leg. Is this deep vein thrombosis?

What do you suggest if I have a small bruise that have some red in it and its hard. Its on the middle of the back of my leg. Is this deep vein thrombosis?

Seems superficial.: DVT is not characterized by something that you can feel in the skin. What you describe could be one of several things including a clot in a superficial vein (superficial phlebitis), a hematoma or a cyst on the leg. Try heat and Ibuprofen for one week. If no better then you should see a vein specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep venous thrombosis is a clot within the deep veins of the leg. The blood clot causes pain and swelling of the calf. This is a concerning condition, because if the clot breaks loose, it can travel to the lung and become lodged there, blocking blood ...Read more


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