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Have a history of blood clots in arm,leg,and pulmonary embolism. Last night I had a blood draw, today huge hematoma that is painful. Possible clot?

Have a history of blood clots in arm,leg,and pulmonary embolism.  Last night I had a blood draw, today huge hematoma that is painful. Possible clot?

No: A hematoma occurs when blood leaks out of the blood vessel that was punctured. There is a pool of blood in the adjacent tissues and, since blood is irritating, it hurts. Because of your hx, I'm guessing you might be on an anticoagulant ("blood thinner")? If so, it predisposes you to a hematoma. Hematomas hurt but get better on their own. There's no risk of the clot "traveling" anywhere. ...Read more

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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Odds of pulmonary embolus if ultrasound shows clot in leg or pelvis?

Odds of pulmonary embolus if ultrasound shows clot in leg or pelvis?

High: If untreated, thrombosis in the veins of the legs or pelvis has a very high risk of embolizing to the lungs almost certainly > 90%. If the clot is confined to the small veins of the calf below the knee, these may resolve on their own without specific treatment. ...Read more

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On xarelto for 2 months since diagnosis w/ pulmonary embolism. Pain in left arm and left leg still, is that normal? Will it go away? Should i be worried?

On xarelto for 2 months since diagnosis w/ pulmonary embolism. Pain in left arm and left leg still, is that normal? Will it go away? Should i be worried?

Talk to your doctor: Not sure why you have pain in the left arm since this is unusual with PE and suggests something else going on. Even if you had DVT in left leg the pain should be gone by now. Time to reevaluate your situation ...Read more

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Patient with pulmonary embolism one week ago now she developed pitting edema in her both leg only without any other abnormality so what is the cause?

Pulm hypertension: After a pulmonary embolism, (blood clot in the lungs) there can be high blood pressure in the lungs, (pulmonary hypertension) causing the blood to back up into the leg veins. An echocardiogram could help to find this out. Blood clots in legs is possible, but less likely since both legs are involved. A blockage of the veins in the pelvis is possible too. You should see your doctor about this soon. ...Read more

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Can weight lifting cause pulmonary embolism or fat embolisms, it was leg day yest and im in agony just worried about my calf's hurting?

Can weight lifting cause pulmonary embolism or fat embolisms, it was leg day yest and im in agony just worried about my calf's hurting?

No: Injury (like a concussion or contusion) is a risk factor, but not mere over-use. Sounds like you just have a sore (very sore) muscle. Try ice.elevation, analgesics, and rest and time should do the rest. Good luck. ...Read more

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Soreness under left shoulder blade and ribcage. Had leg pain for over a month. Negative ddimer, but could this still be a pulmonary embolism?

Soreness under left shoulder blade and ribcage. Had leg pain for over a month. Negative ddimer, but could this still be a pulmonary embolism?

D-Dimer,DVT overview: If your risk factors are low; Fam hx, birth control pills and likelihood of DVT are low, a negative D-dimer has excellent value in excluding DVT/thrombosis. Shoulder blade and rib cage symptoms may be musculoskeletal. For any symptoms of pain with taking a deep breath, shortness of breath with any chest discomfort should be evaluated. Leg recheck if still painful ...Read more

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Soreness under left shoulder blade and ribcage. Had leg pain for over a month. Negative ddimer, but could this still be a pulmonary embolism?

Soreness under left shoulder blade and ribcage. Had leg pain for over a month. Negative ddimer, but could this still be a pulmonary embolism?

Not likely: A normal (or negative) D-dimer means that it is very unlikely that you have any abnormal clotting. It's not 100% though. It may be worthwhile to have yourself checked out though. A simple ultrasound of the leg to rule out any deep vein thrombosis would be a good start. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Embolus (Definition)

Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung . It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more


Dr. Neil Halin
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Blood Clot In Lung (Definition)

Pulmonary embolus is a condition where there is a blockage, either by a blood clot, air, or fat, of the ...Read more