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How long does leg swelling last? Im taking blood thinner for blood clot?

How long does leg swelling last? Im taking blood thinner for blood clot?

Swelling: It depends on the cause of the swelling. If all due to the clot it could be weeks or never. If other cause, depends on the cause. ...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


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My left leg is swollen from the thigh down to the leg from a blood clot cause i'm on blood thinner. How long would swelling and pain last?

My left leg is swollen from the thigh down to the leg from a blood clot cause i'm on blood thinner. How long would swelling and pain last?

Blood clots: Depending on how bad your clot was the leg could be larger forever. Though some of the swelling will go down. I don't know how long you have had this but it could be months before it improves. Your doctor can recommend pain meds based on what medication you take. ...Read more

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How long will a hematoma last and hurt? I've had it for 2 wks. It's on lower leg. Could it be blood clot. No swelling. Just bruised feeling.

How long will a hematoma last and hurt? I've had it for 2 wks. It's on lower leg. Could it be blood clot. No swelling. Just bruised feeling.

LE hematoma: if a skin deep hematoma you can see the " black and blue mark", if in muscle diagnosed by ultrasound. Can take up to a month or so depending on size. There are also bone bruises when the bone marrow gets edema, muscle sprains, and there are clots which can be quite dangerous as part can dislodge &move elsewhere like the lung. Please F/U w/doc/ER today may need sonongram ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis with blood clot in leg vein in pregnancy. How long do I need to take medicine for it?

Deep vein thrombosis with blood clot in leg vein in pregnancy. How long do I need to take medicine for it?

3 months: I would recommend that you are treated for a minimum of 3 months post pregnancy with anti-coagulation. You should also wear your compression stockings for 2 to 3 years. This can decrease your risk of developing post thrombotic syndrome which is when the valves in the deep veins do not work and you have chronic swelling and pain. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a blood clot in your leg when you are on a long trip?

How do you know if you have a blood clot in your leg when you are on a long trip?

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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I have red patch on my leg that wasn't there last night. Could this be a blood clot?

I have red patch on my leg that wasn't there last night. Could this be a blood clot?

Blood clot: Less likely. Clot in deep veins are the concerning ones and the symptom usually is limb swelling and redness and not an isolated patch. ...Read more

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I have leg pain after a long car ride with no history of blood clots. I'm 23. Should I see a dr?

I have leg pain after a long car ride with no history of blood clots. I'm 23. Should I see a dr?

Very common: It is not unusual to have leg pain after a long car ride, although it is more common as people age. It is a result of holding your legs in the same position for too long. Staying very well hydrated usually helps and may prevent the problem. It is a good idea to stop at least every 2 hours and get out of the car, stretch your legs, and walk around a bit. ...Read more