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Doctor insights on: How Long Does Leg Cramps Associated With Pulmonary Embolus Last

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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


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How long does leg cramps associated with varicose veins last?

How long does leg cramps associated with varicose veins last?

Until VV fixed: Muscle cramping is often a common symptom of venous insufficiency, and when this is corrected, the cramping often lets up within days/weeks. See www.Phlebology.Org, and check out a phlebologist in your area who can help you sort out the cause. ...Read more

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How long does chest pain associated with air embolism last?

How long does chest pain associated with air embolism last?

Untreated till death: Air embolism is a a serious lethal problem when air enter vascular system , like when placing central catheters , vascular disruptions, will loss of consciousness , convulsions , heart attacks, asssociate chest pains , deep water divers, release of micro bubbles of air causing neurological damage ( bends ). ...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 palpitations associated with air embolism last?

How long does palpitations associated with air embolism last?

Until one of two...: If you have an air embolism severe enough to cause palpitations, the likelihood is that they will persist until either the air embolism has passed, or the patient has. Air embolism is a rather rare problem, fortunately, and we don't often have to deal with this problem. ...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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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 of legs or abdomen associated with eclampsia last?

How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with eclampsia last?

IF U HAD ECLAMPSIA: U should still be followed very closely by your doctor who took care of u because as u know now adays pre-eclampsia should not become eclampsia if u were having regular OB care, so if u are worried about swelling u need to call your doc right now to make sure everything is ok and that your blood pressure is not still elevated or going up again or go back to the hos where u delivered for evaulation. ...Read more

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How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with pregnancy last?

How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with pregnancy last?

Depends: Some patient will have edema through delivery and for a few weeks after birth. Others who have mild edema will find that in the evening with elevation of feet the swelling goes down. If you are pregnant and have swelling inform your md as it may also be seen with high blood pressure. ...Read more

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How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with hellp syndrome last?

How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with hellp syndrome last?

See below: Actually hellp and preeclampsia really are not associated with swelling - this is still in the old text books, but we do not use swelling as an indication for for hellp or preeclampsia. ...Read more

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How long does pain from pulmonary embolus last?

How long does pain from pulmonary embolus last?

Depends: Can be short, just at the time the embolus occurs, or can be longer if the patient develops pleurisy after the embolus. ...Read more

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How long does swollen ankles associated with preeclampsia last?

How long does swollen ankles associated with preeclampsia last?

Until you deliver: The high blood pressure associated with preeclampsia will cause the swelling in the feet and ankles that will usually go away sometime after the baby is born, not before. Congrats on your upcoming birth and hang in there. ...Read more

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How long does swollen ankles associated with hellp last?

How long does swollen ankles associated with hellp last?

Depends on patient: Swelling in the legs or lower extremity associated with hellp syndrome (preeclampsia, toxemia, high blood pressure of pregnancy) resolves after delivery. How fast depends on the person. For some it is in the first 24-48 hours. For others it may last as long as 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does swollen ankles associated with pregnancy last?

Support hose: Support hose will reduce this problem.If it persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does difficulty walking associated with sciatica last?

How long does difficulty walking associated with sciatica last?

Hard to Say: Usually the initial nerve irritation can last 3-6 weeks and the disc herniation causing the sciatica may take up to 6-9 months to heal, so its hard to say how long you will have this depending on how bad the symptoms are for you. You may want to see a pain/spine specialist to see what your options for treatment may be if you are in a lot of pain. ...Read more

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How long does severe hypoxia associated with bronchiolitis last?

How long does severe hypoxia associated with bronchiolitis last?

Wheezing Infant: Bronchiolit describes lower respiratory infection in young children, caused by virus, main symptom is wheezing. Most w/ bronchiolit do not become hypoxic, highest risk are less than 6 mos, history of prematurity or chronic lung disease. When present, hypoxia usual present in early stages of illness. Hypoxia is treated with oxygen therapy that can take several dys to wean. Illness can last 2-4 wks. ...Read more

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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

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I have a DVT in rt calf and thigh plus bilat pulmonary embolism what type of exercises can I do. I am currently taking Coumadin (warfarin) and my last pt was 3.0.?

I have a DVT in rt calf and thigh plus bilat pulmonary embolism what type of exercises can I do. I am currently taking Coumadin (warfarin) and my last pt was 3.0.?

INR 3?: Hopefully, you mean you inr s 3, which is therapeutic. If that is true and you've been cleared for activity, anything should be fine, unless you developed severe pulmonary hypertension from you pe. Talk to your physician if you haven't been formally cleared to excercise to see why and when you can start. ...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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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

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Mom massive pulmonary embolism & blood clot in leg bloodwork Nml dr ask if weightloss she has lost 10 lbs in 2 wks no dieting what could mean?

Mom  massive pulmonary embolism & blood clot in leg  bloodwork Nml dr ask  if weightloss she has lost 10 lbs in 2 wks no dieting what could mean?

Clots and cancer: A frequent cause of unprovoked blood clots in "elderly" is newly diagnosed cancer.There is a 2 -way interaction between blood clots and cancer, meaning that up to 20% of cancer patient develop blood clots and about 10% of patients (especially middle-aged and above) who have unprovoked blood clots will be diagnosed with cancer within one year. Your doctor was looking for symptoms of cancer in mom. ...Read more

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I've heard that someone with a leg fracture can develop an infection that can cause a pulmonary embolism. If this is actually true, could you name more than one of the infections that do this?

I've heard that someone with a leg fracture can develop an infection that can cause a pulmonary embolism.  If this is actually true, could you name more than one of the infections that do this?

Not an infection: fracture can predispose one to development of deep venous thrombosis or blood clot which under right set of circumstances can propagate and even spread to lungs as pulmonary embolis. This is not an infectious process. ...Read more

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Why do my legs feel weaker than my arm? Will a d dimer blood test show a pulmonary embolism or blood clot?

Why do my legs feel weaker than my arm? Will a d dimer blood test show a pulmonary embolism or blood clot?

Different issues: Legs feeling weaker than arms may be just a part of "weakness". Because your legs feel weak is not likely to be associated with blood clots or pulmonary embolism. Please consult your doctor to evaluate the cause of weakness. ...Read more

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Is a d-dimer enough to rule out a DVT or pulmonary embolism. suffering from chest pain,shortness of bteath, n burning n swelling in legs n back?

Is a d-dimer enough to rule out a DVT or pulmonary embolism.  suffering from chest pain,shortness of bteath, n burning n swelling in legs n back?

Yes.: Yes, D-diner has a high negative predictive value. That means that if the test is negative, it strongly predicts the ABSENCE of DVT. Iss positive predictive value is lower; that is, D-dimmer may be positive but the patient not have DVT. ...Read more

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Mum has had cellulitis a pulmonary embolism and sepsis and kidney failure. 2 years on her leg has started to get inflahigh again and is leaking fluid?

Mum has had cellulitis a pulmonary embolism and sepsis and kidney failure. 2 years on her leg has started to get inflahigh again and is leaking fluid?

Consultation advised: Would like to help you but this Q & A box isn't designed for diagnosis.There are a number of reasons for fluid accumulation in the lower extremities.Congestive heart failure, venous insufficiency and advanced kidney failure are just several of a number of causes.For specific advice an online Health Tap IN BOX text consult may be helpful. Upload full medical history and be available to reply to Dr. ...Read more

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Legs are weaker.....Feet always cold, short of breathe......Toenails slight purple.....Could you have a pulmonary embolism developing? Any blood test?

Legs are weaker.....Feet always cold, short of breathe......Toenails slight purple.....Could you have a pulmonary embolism developing? Any blood test?

Possibly: Did your symptoms appear suddenly, or have they been developing over time? There are a number of causes for these symptoms - heart failure, venous insufficiency, thyroid conditions, arterial disease, blood clots - and you should see your doctor to be evaluated for all of these things. ...Read more

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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


Dr. James Isobe
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Legs Cramping (Definition)

Involuntary contraction of one or more muscle groups in the lower extremities. There are ...Read more